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Old 24 May 2006, 01:37 pm   #1 (permalink)
David Glass
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I have a 2000 Camry, ~95k miles. When driving there is a scraping sort of
noise coming from the front of the car. Related to vehicle speed, not
engine speed. I've checked brakes...I installed new pads last July...CV
joints and tires. I see nothing unusual. Could it be wheel bearings? If
so, is there a method I could use to verify wheel bearings? Any other
ideas?

Thank you.


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Old 24 May 2006, 03:28 pm   #2 (permalink)
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You verify wheel bearings by turning left and right to shift the weight
at the front of the car and listen for changes in the sound - but wheel
bearings shouldn't make a scraping sound, more of a rumbling sound, and
they're not a common problem.
Scraping is usually from the brake disk contacting the dust shield or
if the pads were worn, from the replacement reminder in the last mm of
the pads.

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Old 24 May 2006, 04:45 pm   #3 (permalink)
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David Glass wrote:
> I have a 2000 Camry, ~95k miles. When driving there is a scraping sort of
> noise coming from the front of the car. Related to vehicle speed, not
> engine speed. I've checked brakes...I installed new pads last July...CV
> joints and tires. I see nothing unusual. Could it be wheel bearings? If
> so, is there a method I could use to verify wheel bearings? Any other
> ideas?
>
> Thank you.
>
>

Consider the possibility of one or both struts. Recently did all that
with a 2001 Corola, would have sworn it had to be in the wheels because
all sound related to vehicle speed. Might have fluid leak from the oil
in a strut. Replace cartridges or get almost a new front end suspension
with complete struts.
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Old 24 May 2006, 06:18 pm   #4 (permalink)
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"David Glass" <dglass@sonic.net> wrote in message
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>I have a 2000 Camry, ~95k miles. When driving there is a scraping sort of
>noise coming from the front of the car. Related to vehicle speed, not
>engine speed. I've checked brakes...I installed new pads last July...CV
>joints and tires. I see nothing unusual. Could it be wheel bearings? If
>so, is there a method I could use to verify wheel bearings? Any other
>ideas?
>
> Thank you.


I have a 2000 Camry, 98,000 miles with similar symptoms, scraping kinds of
noises when turning from the front of the car and sometimes when I hit bumps
on the highway. Turns out it was my struts. Replaced them and it took
care of the weird front end noises. If your car has the original struts it
might be time to replace or look at.

Mike C.
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Old 25 May 2006, 11:43 am   #5 (permalink)
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Hi...disks are not contacting dust shield and I replaced the pads last July.
Inspected them just in case; they're o.k. I agree that it's probably not
bearings...seems too soon. Couple of folks have suggested struts but this
niose has a modulation to it like it's related to a rotation of something.
When I replaced the pads I did not turn the rotors. Could this be the pads
scaping on the edge created on the rotor when the rotor is worn by the pad?
I'm doubting this because I don't remember the noise when I first changed
the pads. This noise sounds more and more like worn out brakes but I've
inspected the brakes carefully and see no problems. Any ideas? I'm kind of
stuck and I HATE asking the dealer. Talk about getting a RUN-AROUND!

"Daniel" <nospampls2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> You verify wheel bearings by turning left and right to shift the weight
> at the front of the car and listen for changes in the sound - but wheel
> bearings shouldn't make a scraping sound, more of a rumbling sound, and
> they're not a common problem.
> Scraping is usually from the brake disk contacting the dust shield or
> if the pads were worn, from the replacement reminder in the last mm of
> the pads.
>



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Old 25 May 2006, 03:14 pm   #6 (permalink)
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If the rotors are warped, wouldn't you feel a pulsation in the brake
pedal when you apply the brake?
I've never seen a warped rotor. Are they easy to spot visually?
Are the inside and outside pads wearing at the same rate? Maybe your
caliper is not retracting properly. Did you apply new grease to the
sliding pins when you changed the pads?

The last time I had the tires rotated, they didn't put the hub cap on
completely and it somehow rubbed against the tire at each rotation.
Do you have hub caps? Try driving without the hub caps to see if the
scraping goes away.

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Old 27 May 2006, 12:59 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah...I'm doubting wheel bearings as a cause. Consensus seems to be that
they typically are not problems with this mileage (~95k). Checks for the
dust shield touching the rotors; not a problem. It's not worn brakes;
replaced the pads last July. At that time I didn't have the rotors turned.
Just had the rotors turned yesterday to eliminate that as a cause. The
noise sounds very much like worn brake pads, although maybe not as loud.
Any other ideas anyone?

Thanks.

"Daniel" <nospampls2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> You verify wheel bearings by turning left and right to shift the weight
> at the front of the car and listen for changes in the sound - but wheel
> bearings shouldn't make a scraping sound, more of a rumbling sound, and
> they're not a common problem.
> Scraping is usually from the brake disk contacting the dust shield or
> if the pads were worn, from the replacement reminder in the last mm of
> the pads.
>



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