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Loud Screeching Noise Sometimes When Braking

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Old 07-07-2013, 12:47 AM
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Hello guys

This issue has been bugging me for about 2-3 months now. Basically, sometimes when I brake, there is a loud screeching noise coming from either underneath the front of the car or the passenger side (to me, it sounds like it's front underneath). I drive a 2010 Galant.

I first figured it was time for new pads, since it's been a while, but the noise continued after new pads and resurfacing the rotors.

We then discovered that the front passenger caliper was sticking, so I replaced both front calipers to see if maybe that was the issue, but of course that didn't help.

I've basically had 3 places look at my brakes to see if they could see anything, 1 being my dealership, and all said everything was good. I heard that the rotor shield sometimes get bent and can cause a noise, so I also asked them to take a look at that when I was at these places, and they said that wasn't the issue either.

This issue has stumped me, so maybe someone else has had a similar issue.

Thanks for any input.
 
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:01 PM
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did you turn the rotors or replace them ?????
 
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:34 PM
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Yes, the rotors were turned/resurfaced.

The issue occurred before doing any of this though.

I applied the brakes multiple times this morning while the car was in park, and the noise did not happen. As soon as I began backing up, the noise could be heard, even when I wasn't pressing the brakes, so I'm fairly positive that something is contacting a moving part (rotor, etc?), I'm just not sure what.

3 places have already said they didn't see anything strange, but now I'm thinking that they "said" they looked but didn't really do so.. Times like this is when I wish I had my own tools haha. I'll probably take it to 1 more place just to verify.

If there's anything else that anyone can think about that could be contacting the rotor or any other moving part, it would be greatly appreciated!
 
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:46 PM
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Driving home from work today, it happened a few times.. It almost sounds like it's coming from right underneath the car close to the brake pedal..
 
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