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Loud grinding sound

by Gilbert
(Monee, il)

I got stuck in the snow yesterday and tried driving out of it turning the wheel back and forth. After this did not work I had my brother help push me out. Immediately after I got out the front right tire was making a high pitched grinding sound when idling in gear. I thought I was snow somewhere, but it continued into the next day when it was warmer and the snow melted. I also noticed it when driving with no acceleration, and once I applied the throttle the sound got louder like a chainsaw. This happens about three to four times in my 30 min commute to work. I do not know what it is; I jacked the car up when I got home today to see if anything was loose, but everything seems sound and tight. Except when I move the wheel forward and back (bumper to bumper) there is some play and it made a kind of clicking sound...... Any advice would help.


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Feb 19, 2014
Loud Grinding Noise
by: Eddie Carrara

Hi Gil,
Does the vehicle need to be moving in order to hear the noise? If so, you may want to check the brake rotor backing plate, it may have gotten bent when you were stuck in the snow, and it may be rubbing on the rotor causing your noise. Let me know what you think, thanks.


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