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Old 05-21-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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Brake problem. ideas?

So I've been hearing a dragging noise with my front driver side brake when I turn to the right. Checked it out this morning, and this is what I saw. What would cause this? Could it be a bad pad? Only other things I could think of is that I had a friend replace the tie rods not too long ago, and perhaps something wasn't done correctly? Although I'm doubt it's that. And when I had the alignment done, they said my passenger wheel bearing was going bad. could that affect the drivers side brakes? Because the passenger side disc/pad looks fine.








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Old 05-21-2013, 11:58 AM   #2
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Something metalic is dragging on your rotor. It also looks like your pad is screwed up but its a little hard to tell from the picture. I would disassemble and see if the caliper is dragging on the rotor. Either way I would replace the pads and rotors because if you just replace the rotor the pad will groove the new rotor the way it is now and if you just replace pads the bad rotor will tear apart the new pads. I would start with taking everything apart and see what is rubbing. Look for shiny metal somewhere on the pad or inside of the caliper for starters. Once you figure out the rubbing issue and solve that you will most definitly want to replace the pads and rotors on both sides.

If your friend took the brakes off to do the tie-rod end something may not have gone back straight so the caliper is out of alignment. This could cause what you are experiencing.
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Bearing dead to let the disc tilt into caliper. Or broken caliper/mount.

Thank your alignment guy for the bearing tip, then fire him, he should've refused to align car since it cannot be done with looseness like that. The alignment, ergo, probably made things worse, and at the least worthless.
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