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Clicking/grinding noise from brakes

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Hi all, I currently have a 2016 fiesta zetec s & have noticed a grinding noise coming from the front brakes when driving at low speed & noise becomes louder when turning either way. I had the pads changed around 2 months ago. Has anyone got an idea of where to start to get this issue sorted, there is also a clicking noise coming from front left when the brake pedal is released, any help would be much appreciated. 

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What do you mean by, 'I had the pads changed around'?

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Pads were changed 2 months ago

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Take it back and get it looked at, sounds dangerous.

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Years ago we had a wheel bearing changed on our old Focus. The brakes made a grinding/binding sound after having this done. When braking at 40 to 50mph the steering wheel also vibrated and wobbled slightly. Nothing on the brakes had been changed.

We took the car straight back for the garage to test and was told there was nothing wrong with it? We asked about the grating noise and was told with everything being stripped down there may be a high spot somewhere or it was like that before the bearing was changed...

The noise and vibration never went away, never got better. Traded the car in not long after this, so unfortunately someone else will have inherited the problem.

Quick edit.... The first mot on the focus after trade in, failed as below.

Guess there was an issue so i am not sure why the garage thought it was ok.

  • Offside front brake excessively fluctuating (3.7.B.3)
  • Offside front brake binding (3.7.B.1)
  • Front Brakes imbalanced across an axle (3.7.B.5b) 

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