my Carina kudos M reg has a " clonk " coming from the front offside wheel. I have taken the wheel off and the brake pads and disk look fine. The brake disk is, however, apparently loose and rocks / rotates slightly with the tolerence of the wheel studs. She brakes well at all speeds and I can't feel anything strange through the steering ( judder / wobble etc.). When driving I can hear a rubbing on the rotation of the wheel which I originally put down to having some dirt trapped in the brake pad/disk but this has become worse and only happens when I am " coasting - it seems to stop when I brake or power on. Any thoughts ?.
Country: United KingdomMake: ToyotaModel: Carina KudosYear: 1995Engine: 2.0 petrol
Hello and thank you for choosing just answer.
In order to better assist I need a little bit more details about the noise.
Does the noise sound like a rubber rubbing noise? More like a squeak?
no it isn't a squeek as tho from a rubber item it is a rubbing noise / intermitent with the rotation of the wheel but only when " coasting - not when under power or braking,
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OK, It sounds to me like you have run out in your rotors. It's not enough run out to cause vibration or pedal pulsation but it's enough to work the pads back and forth and cause the noise when driving and it goes away when you apply the brakes. You have 2 options you can go at this depending on how much life is left in your pads:
1- If your pads are low and they need replacement soon then replace the pads and rotors making sure you clean the hub where the rotor sits to make sure that you have a clean mating surface between the rotors and hubs.
2-If you pads are not low and they have good life left then you might try to re-surface the rotors making sure to clean the back side of the rotor. Resurface both sides and again make sure you clean the mating surface between the rotors and the hubs.
The rock back and forth in the rotor and studs is normal and it will be secured when you tighten the wheels which by the way you should make sure that you torque down your wheels and not over tighten them as this will damage the hub,studs and rotors.
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