Strange Braking Issue
I have to admit although I just joined, this forum is awesome. Since I bought my 2011 Compass I've been scouring this forum just taking a look at everything. It actually recently helped me figure out the issue with the Alternator Pulley and the whirring noise it caused.
However, the issue I have now, I can't seem to find anything on it. Before I take my front wheel off, I figured I'd get some input if possible.
My car was basically in the shop for two weeks (long story). In addition to the original request of the wheel bearing and engine pulleys, they also replaced the left lower control arm, left ABS sensor, did an alignment, and rotated the tires.
Yesterday when I was driving home, I noticed a grinding sound coming from the front wheels when I braked at low speeds (20-25mph or less). It sat for a while, so although there was some rust on the rotors, I'm not quite sold that it's the issue.
When I brake from high speeds, there is no noise at all unless I am barely touching the brake pedal. I can't feel any vibrations or pulling, but when I brake at low speeds, it almost sounds like a scraping/grinding noise, but still no pulling or vibration. The noise wasn't there before the car went in, and the brakes were replaced about 2 months after I got the car.
The car runs well and feels good overall, and there's no pulsation of the brakes at high or low speed. The issue doesn't seem to occur until the brakes get warmed up either. It also seems like it's only happening at a certain spot on the rotor too, as it's not continuous.
I can't tell if it's a brake pad clip, a rotor issue, or a dust shield. What should I look for if I take my wheel off later and inspect? Does the caliper get removed during a wheel bearing install? I really don't want to have to deal with the dealer again unless absolutely necessary.
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by SkaTaTah; 10-16-2015 at 06:20 PM.