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This is a discussion on grinding noice while turning within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I just started getting this grinding (rubbing) noise after I changed my rear brakes. I checked the pads and the ...

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    grinding noice while turning

    I just started getting this grinding (rubbing) noise after I changed my rear brakes. I checked the pads and the rotor a couple weeks afterwards and did not see any signs what could be causing the noise. It happens only when I make turns. And most of the time only when I am making a left hand turn (at least that is when I notice it the most). Does anyone have any idea on what this could me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr16Chris View Post
    I just started getting this grinding (rubbing) noise after I changed my rear brakes. I checked the pads and the rotor a couple weeks afterwards and did not see any signs what could be causing the noise. It happens only when I make turns. And most of the time only when I am making a left hand turn (at least that is when I notice it the most). Does anyone have any idea on what this could me?

    thanks
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    nope. It is stock tires and wheels. All of the suspension is good.

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    Well, you should probably recheck your pads then. Make sure it's sitting flush. If it happened after you changed your brakes, then common sense would suggest you didn't place your pads/rotors in correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Organ Donor View Post
    Well, you should probably recheck your pads then. Make sure it's sitting flush. If it happened after you changed your brakes, then common sense would suggest you didn't place your pads/rotors in correctly.
    Common sense would. That is why I did that already before posting this. It could have been just a coincidence that I started to notice this at the same time.

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    I would likely bet that the contact is with the dust shield on the backing plate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr16Chris View Post
    Common sense would. That is why I did that already before posting this. It could have been just a coincidence that I started to notice this at the same time.
    Well, I know that you checked it, but it doesn't hurt to recheck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone View Post
    I would likely bet that the contact is with the dust shield on the backing plate.
    +1...Extremely common problem on these cars...rust builds up behind the backing plate on the car and pushes it out just enough to contact the lip on the inside of the rear rotor...If you pull the rotors off you will prob. see where it is grinding...there are couple methods you could do to correct this..i usually throw the rotors on the lathe and machine the lip down, than take a hammer and a chisel and knock in the backing plate where it is rubbing...you could also take a die grinder with a burr bit and wear down the lip, however this way is more time consuming... How many miles are on the vehicle? What year is the vehicle?

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    Yeah, tear the rear backing plates off then you'll have room for some legacy rotors
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