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Sudden grinding / binding noise


burndog

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After leaving Brisbane I noticed a loud grinding / binding noise coming from left rear wheel area.

 

It does not occur in reverse, just rolling forward both in neutral and under power.

 

Any thoughts? Brake pad / caliper, CV joint? I'll year into it on Thursday, but I cannot imagine what it might be.

 

Burndog

 

 

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* Loose brake shoe resulting from a broken brake spring

* e-brake cable came adrift from its bracket and either the cable end or the bracket is dragging along the drum as it turns

* inboard axle bolts have come loose (they do that)

* any number of other similar problems.  Suspect it'll be pretty obvious when you start crawling around under the car....

 

Let us know whatcha find.

 

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Could you have bashed the backing plate so that it now interferes with the drum?

 

If it only makes a noise in one direction, it sounds like something caught between the shoe and the drum at the top where the friction material stops. 

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Should have clarified, they are the VW MK1 disc brake conversions on rear. Though it could still be the ebrake spring / cable, something in-between pad and rotor or the axle boot... Will check everything and report back.

Thanks!


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