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Suzuki XL7 AWD: Replaced the front and rear brakes on my 2008

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Replaced the front and rear brakes on my 2008 Suzuki XL7 AWD. New pads, rotors, pins were lubricated. Brakes work fine, good pedal. I now have a rhythmic thumping noise that sounds like it is coming from the passengers side front. It increases with an increase in speed. It seems to get louder on a left curve and softer on a right curve. Applying the brakes makes no difference in the sound and I feel nothing in the pedal. Two mechanics have checked and found nothing loose and no play in the wheels. Suggested it might be brake pad noise. Could it be a drive train part?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Greg replied 8 months ago.
Name is Greg, My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back,

First check the wheel hub bearing as this sounds like this could be it ,

Second possibility is the drive shaft CV Joints ,have this checked ,

The best shop to have this checked is a front end repair shop that also do
wheel alignments .

Do this then please get back to me .

Rgds Greg
Customer: replied 8 months ago.


I had already done that. The thumping now seems to be accompanied by a scraping sound.

Expert:  Greg replied 8 months ago.
Hi James, not being there is very hard to diagnose so i will have to opt out on this one and see if another expert has come across this issue and then be able to help you .

Please do not reply to this message as it will lock you back to me .

Rgds Greg

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