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Old 07-10-2018, 01:17 PM
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Hi guys!

So, Iíve noticed a squealing noise coming from, I think, my front right tire when I drive. When I look at my rotor and brakes, Everything is in tact and in excellent condition. The sound comes randomly when Iím driving. My buddies have said something might be stuck between the rotor and brakes? PLEASE HELP!!!
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:36 AM
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Does it change sound when you lightly apply the brakes? Some brake pads have metal wires embedded in them to make a noise when the pads wear down. Did you check your pad thickness? Sometimes a stuck caliper can wear the pads unevenly (ie one side not the other so you'd need to remove the wheel to inspect). I'd also check to make sure the dust shield is not damaged as well at that time. If the noise happens when turning, then I'd suspect you have tire noise, which can be an alignment or worn steering or suspension component.
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:28 PM
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Hey MT!

It only makes the noise when Iím driving. Not all the time but randomly here and there. No noise when Iím turning or anything. Just when Iím driving. Iím not sure about the brakes. Theyíre Volvo stock brakes/rotors. My rotors are fine and brake pads still have a lot of tread on them. Someone said theyíre might be a rock stuck in between the rotors and brake pads? Is that a thing? Lol.
 
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:28 PM
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sure, debris can get caught between the rotor and splash guard, or the guard (that thin metal shield behind the brakes) can be bent. Brake pads also can pick up a glazing or squeal due to insufficient grease on the back of the pads - or if somebody didn't install the shims. I'd pull the tires off and have a look see for anything obvious.
 
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:51 PM
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Mmks! Thank you for the feedback.
 
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