Hi, recently I was driving my 2002 Chevy Astro slowly in a parking lot when suddenly I heard a rather loud metallic scraping sound coming from somewhere under my vehicle. It sounded like something metallic was being dragged across the pavement, but when I got out and looked, I couldn’t find anything. I gave up and drove home, and the sound shortly subsided. Since then, there has been a rubbing kind of sound coming from the front passenger tire (like a rhythmic cha-cha-cha sound). The sound gets louder as I apply the brakes and slow down.
The front wheel bearings and brake pads were replaced about 1 month ago. Not sure if that’s related somehow.
If anyone has any guesses as to what this could be, I’d appreciate your insight. I don’t know how to work on cars, and have been sinking so much money into this van lately. It’s like every few months something else breaks on it.