The calipers are mounted on the upward rotational force of the forward motion. Meaning that any of the braking forces associated with the front brakes will not force the "energy" towards the rear. The energy is directed up and forward as the brake is applied. If the calipers were mounted on the downward rotational force (like in race cars) then the energy would be directed towards the rear --- anyway that does not matter
Yes, it is possible that your wheel bearings or the u-joints are making the noise. The fact that the brakes do not pull to one side or vibrate, and the rotors are not warped, rule out the brakes. Look at the u-joints first then the bearings.
Also, look at the brake dust sheild. It may be rotted away causing the noise.
Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 12:31 AM