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2004 Malibu Max 96,000 mi. makes a rotating metal rubbing against stationary metal when accelerating or turning left at speeds under 30 mph.
I am a retired industrial mechanic. When I replaced the rotors, I looked for rubbing and any signs of wear. I also checked the wheel bearings and they were tight. The car drives very quiet and smooth at all speeds when I am not turning or accelerating.
Thanks Pete. That is the conclusion that I am gradually coming to myself. The car also makes the noise during gentle braking and when I hit a pot hole or go through a sharp dip in the road.
I took the car to Wesloh Chevrolet in Carlsbad CA today and found out that it was one of the rear brake pads was down to the metal. It had us all fooled since it sounded like the noise was coming from the front. I feel like a dummy for not checking the rear pads after replacing the front and not getting rid of the noise. They charged me $119 in labor. I stopped by O'Riley and bought Wagner super quiet ceramic pads and new rotors for $117. Hopefully I will have it fixed by tomorrow, if I don't get rained out.
You are a good mechanic Pete but you cost me $119. Can I get my $28 back?