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52zetec1.8
Hi

About 6 months ago I got the car back from having a wheel bearing replaced - near side. About 2 weeks later I started getting a scraping noise coming from the same side (front) when braking. I took the car in but the mechanic said he reckoned it was just crud getting into the discs / pads and advised me to clean the wheel arches.

The noise got worse and I got juddering and vibration when braking. I decided that the disc was worn and replaced BOTH discs and pads on BOTH sides myself. Bingo, the noise dissappeared............

..........for about 2-3 weeks...and then came back! Aggghh. Now the brake is starting to vibrate again (although not as badly) - so I am almost back to square one and a few quid lighter.

Any ideas what this could be. I was wondering whether the hub or wheel was set out of alignment when the mechanic stripped and reassembled during the bearing replacement.

Thanks!
Whelk8891
Something's definitely out of wack.

The scraping/vibration to me would normally suggest a warped disc, but you shouldn't get that with a new disc - even a cheap rubbishy one should last a lot longer than that.

I'd take the car back and insist that he checks his work. Alternatively, go elsewhere for a second opinion. There seems to be an increasing number of 'mechanics' around that have all the mechanical aptitude of a small piece of fruit.


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