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The noise is a metal to metal rubbing noise.

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My name is Russ & the noise is a metal to metal rubbing noise. My van drifts left & I recently had front brakes installed. I didn't notice the problem until 4 or 5 months after the installation.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.
Hi. The first thing you should do is to check the all the tire pressures and tires for signs of wear. THat can cause your drift. And check the front suspension out for tightness. For your noise concern, you may want to check the front wheel bearings and you will want to check to make sure the pads in the front are wearing correctly which if not, could be an indication of a sticking caliper. Can have these things checked and let me know?