I HAVE A RATTLEGRINDING NOISE WHEN BRAKING ...

  • Tiny
  • BullsOnParade05
  • 2005 Ford Taurus
  • 143,000 miles

I have a rattle/grinding noise when: braking downhill, taking left turns and backing up with the wheel turned to the right. I had the water pump, alternator and flex pipe replaced on the car prior to this noise occurring. Please Assess.

Monday, January 14th, 2013 AT 9:46 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • DrCranknWrench
  • Expert
  • 3,458 posts

The heat shield for the brakes might be bent a little and touching the rotor. It takes a little change in load to make them touch in different situations. So check the clearance of the heat shield to the rotor especially around the lower ball joint.

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Monday, January 14th, 2013 AT 9:52 PM

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