Q: Grinding noise but not pads

asked by on

Ok, i am NO mechanic but im also not someone who needs to have someone do my pads, rotors, oil etc.. 7 out of 10 repairs i can usually handle myself but i cant for the life of me figure what this is. Its a grinding noise which sounds very much like pads down to the metal hitting rotors. Problem is the pads are fine... it happens when i turn somewhat sharp ( like turning intona driveway but not turning around a bend) and i hVe to be applying the brake at the same time. Although last night for the first time it did it without the brake. But for months now only left turn and braking. It doesn't happen on right turns. DRIVING ME CRAZY!!! everything seems tight under the car i tried putting grease anywhere i could. Its a 2013 charger 6cyl automatic. Any advice please? Thanks guys

My car has 72000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Some common possibilities are a faulty outer CV joint on the axle, a defective wheel bearing, and/or interference between any rotating component (rotor, hub, etc) and fixed components such as the brake splash shield. There are other possibilities involving, for example, the differential in the transaxle but the more common possibilities should be considered first. As you have described it, the noise is obvious and marked and so will be readily pinpointed if you request a noise diagnostic through YourMechanic. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Grinding noise but not pads

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Squeaky noise while braking(similar to the sound you would hear when an old rail engine comes to halt).

Hi there: In most cases, the "old steam engine train coming to a stop brake squeaking sound" (BTW - best description EVER), is caused by an excessive build up of brake dust in between the brake pad and the rotor....

Q: Loud, grinding noise notice when I start my car.

Hi. These cars have a know problem with the push rods and or the lifters going bad causing knocking and tapping noises. There is also the possibility that the ball bearings in the alternator or A/C compressor are going bad...

Q: My 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 sl has gotten stuck in park 3 times now. I'm unable to shift it into reverse. I have to push the little

The most common cause of this issue is a faulty shift interlock solenoid. The shift interlock solenoid lock the shifter unless the key is in the on position and the brake pedal is depressed. Many times you can hear a...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...