WHIRRING NOISE IN FRONT BRAKES AFTER CHANING PADS AND ROTAS
August, 12, 2007 AT 2:57 PM
I've got a 93 Camry wagon with 195000 miles. Took it to the dealer who said it needs new brakes all round: front pads and rotas, and rear shoes and drums. I replaced the front pads and rotas, and now get a whirring sound on the front right side - like metal against metal. I did notice there were no anti-squealing springs in place and I didn't get them. I also noticed the boot on the main piston on the right side was torn, and the piston itself seemed to have a gouge in the end of it, which seemed weird, as I couldn't understand how that would develop given the range of motion it has. After first hearing this noise I took off the caliper and pads and re-inserted them, but the noise is still there. Any idea what could be causing it?
I also found on the left side that one of the sliding pins in the torque plate was not sliding, it was jammed. I could turn it with a wrench, but couldn't free it to get it out, and I had to use a hammer to force it in, in order to fit the new brake pads in. It seemed like replacing the pin would require getting a replacement torque plate and pin.
IN fact I might just get one whole new caliper assembly and use the bit with the piston on the right side, and the torque plate on the left side?