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Old 06-11-2010
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Metal Grinding Noise - Turning is the worst

Hey everyone. I'm pretty sure my front passenger rotor is warped. When I spin the wheel I can hear and see the brakes catching the wheel every half turn. The driver side is as smooth as butter compared to the passenger side.

When I go straight down the road I hear this metallic grinding noise that skips every other beat, if that makes sense (just like when I turn the wheel by hand). Also when I am driving down the road and make a left turn the sound gets worse.

I replaced my passenger side hub assembly a few weeks back and I'm wondering if a bad hub could have screwed up this rotor?

Lastly, for the most part my brakes are fine and I don't want to mess with them until around the end of summer. Is it advisable just to have one rotor turned? If it turns out the rotor is out of spec then I will be buying two new rotors and going from there.

So I hope fixing this rotor will fix the noise?

Thanks everyone?
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bring it in. they check both and make adjustments as needed. it could also be a bad piston in the brake assembly as well.
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bring it in. they check both and make adjustments as needed. it could also be a bad piston in the brake assembly as well.
yeah just take it somewhere alot of places have free brake inspection signs out front
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