RF Squeaking/Scraping noise

ford
focus

#1

2001 Ford Focus ZTS manual. Squeaking/scraping is the best that I can describe it, happens sometimes while driving maybe 20 mph. Also makes a rapid clicking noise when starting from a stop, groaning noise with engine on/off while turning wheel from same area. I did pads/rotors last year. I had play in the wheel, axle nut was loose, tightened and went away. I can’t find any problems.



It can make some noises under heavy braking and it was making noise from moderate braking, I’m guessing that’s my cheap rotors.


#2

Its possible that your wheel hubs are bad. To check those, make sure your wheels are properly torqued on. Lift the car off the ground with a jack, and support it with jack stands. Grab the wheel from the top, and push and pull. If the wheel seems “loose”, bad wheel hubs may be the culprit. Good luck.


#3

I checked the obvious stuff.