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Old 01-14-2004, 11:44 PM   #1
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My front brakes have been making a sort of grinding noise lately when I get down to about 10MPH after a long stop. What I dont get is the pads are fairly new (7k on them), and there'* no sign of wear on the rotors. Suggestions? The other weird noise I've been hearing is coming from the front passenger side suspension, it makes a creaking noise every once in awhile when I go over bumps. Could that be a bushing or something?
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I would've said pads, but you said they are fine. Did you physically look at them and see if they are worn? I had a new set of pads that went in about a year.

That creaking may be a strut. I say that because I get similar noises, especially when I crank the steering wheel left or right.
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Yea, I havnt had time to actually pull the wheel and get a good look, but if they are shot it'll be a good excuse to upgrade the brakes.
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Might be wheel bearings. Does it only do it when you engage the brakes? Going around corners?
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Bearings is a common problem on these cars, Check out the tech info'* for that, and you may find what you're looking for, maybe a suspension piece is out of whack as well.
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It only makes the noise on stops, not corners. I don't think it'* a bearing because I've had those go on my GTP and it was a much different sound. Also the suspension noise has disappeared. I think my car likes to mess with my head.
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