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Clicking sound turned into a grinding sound.

I have a 98 V6 camaro..a while back at low speeds I heard a clicking sound coming from the front left area of the car (rotor, wheel area) Now I dont hear the clicking anymore it sounds more like a grinding, at any sounds like the wheel is rubbing the fender but its not. Is there a bearing in the wheel hub or what can it be? Also maybe I should mention its louder when I accelerate...even on the freeway if it coasts its not as loud but once I hit the gas crrrrr...thanks guys.

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Wheel bearing or worn out brake pads gouging the brake rotor. Either way, you need to get it checked out. The lonnger you wait, the more it's going to cost to get it fixed.
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Originally Posted by Chevy350Sb
it sounds like the wheel is rubbing the fender but its not.
The brake pads are equipped w/a metal tab that is meant to contact the rotor when the pads are worn to the "time to replace them" point.

This metal tab (if that's the 'problem') can put out a pretty good amount of noise- noise that to the untrained ear would make you stop and find out the problem.

You can easily check for this by removing the wheel and looking at the pads to see if the tab's rubbing. If that's it, the tab can be bent back from the rotor to buy you some time to get new pads on it. Have the rotors checked for thickness and run-out while you're at it.

The next time you hear the noise- if you bend the tab- will be the pad's steel backing tearing hell out of the rotor, so don't put off doing the brakes too long.

Anytime you jack the car up and remove the wheel, you must have another form of support for the vehicle like a jack stand before you put any part of your body under the car! Just the car's jack alone is very unstable and can kill you. Don't use cement blocks, wood, etc., either.

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