Q: Grinding noise coming from the front.

asked by on November 02, 2016

I recently had my car taken in for an oil change and tire rotation. Not even a week later, it started making a grinding noise on the drivers side. (Noise was not there prior to being taken in for oil change) At first I thought it was the brakes, but the grinding also occurs when I'm driving too. It slows down/ is non- existent when I speed up. The car also trembles and shakes when I brake...& just today right under my car was leaking water. I hope I explained in enough detail. Just wondering what my next move should be... without spending too much money. Thank you!

My car has 80000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi - with the water you see under your vehicle and the grinding noise is a good indication that your water pump needs to be replaced. The grinding noise is the bearing starting to fail. Trembling and shaking while braking is a good indication that your brake rotors are warped, caused from excessive heat. This is a good time to have the brake system inspected and repaired.

Depending on the inspection of the brake system, if the rotors need to be replaced I would install new brake pads also. There is a good chance that during the tire rotation the dust shield on the brakes was hit and is now rubbing on the rotor. This can easily be pushed back and away - no problem! If you would consider, YourMechanic can send a certified technician to you and further inspect these issue, provide you a quote, and perform all necessary repairs.

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