2002 Saturn L200 wheel sound

Tiny
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  • 2002 SATURN L200
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 78,530 MILES
There is a sound coming from the front passenger wheel, Replaced brake pads and didn't help. While replaceing pads I checked for a bad wheel bearing and cv joint both seemed fine, wheel not abnormal loose or tight the cv joint had a little oil on it but otherwise the simple test of shaking the wheel seemed to produce nothing wrong.
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Saturday, January 12th, 2008 AT 4:40 PM

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Tiny
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Does the noise change when you turn from left to right while driving down the road. Let us know.
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Saturday, January 12th, 2008 AT 4:58 PM
Tiny
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No always on passenger side while driveing starts up a couple of seconds in to drive and stops when stopped
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Saturday, January 12th, 2008 AT 6:14 PM
Tiny
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I am wondering if the anti-lock brrakes or traction control has something to do with it, Its my wife's car so I don't drive it often.
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Saturday, January 12th, 2008 AT 6:18 PM
Tiny
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I did have some abnormal wear on brake pads but Not to off
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Saturday, January 12th, 2008 AT 6:19 PM
Tiny
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No not abs. I know the noise is on the pass side. Does the noise change in sound when driving down the road and turning left to right. Like get loud then soft.
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Saturday, January 12th, 2008 AT 6:32 PM
Tiny
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As I accelerate It changes in pitch to a point then stays makes no difference turning right or left
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Saturday, January 12th, 2008 AT 6:34 PM
Tiny
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Sounds sorta like a squealer on the pads witch is why I replaced them
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Saturday, January 12th, 2008 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
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I was asking you if it changed going left to right because if it did then you would have a bad wheel bearing but that does not appear to be the case. It sounds like you have a bent backing plate that is hitting the rotor. Try when you have the front end of car on jack stands remove pass wheel and reinstall lug nuts to rotors to keep it straight then rotate the rotor to try to duplicate the noise. You might see the metal backing plate touching the rotor. Then just bend it away.
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Saturday, January 12th, 2008 AT 6:45 PM

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