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Old 12-09-2011, 11:19 PM   #1
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My Car: 2000 Honda Civic SiR (canadian SiR = usdm Si)
Mods: Cold air intake, slightly lowered with lowering springs on OEM struts (coils coming in Spring), and its got rear camber kits and alignment is good.

So today I got in my car and pulled out of its parking space. As I slowly drove forward and turned right I heard a sound coming from the front right wheel area. It sounded like metal on metal scraping. It lasted for about 2 seconds then happened again when I made another right turn then a left. The first time I heard this noise was about 2 months ago shortly after I replaced my rotors. I hear it maybe once every 2 weeks and it only seems to happen when driving after its been parked for a while and at slow speeds while turning. After the first time I heard this noise I jacked my front end up and tried shaking my wheels, everything was tight. While the front end was up (on jack stands) I turned the steering wheel from all the way left to all the way right and back again and nothing sounded wrong. My brother, who is a mechanic, was under the drive-shaft and said everything sounded and looked good. I'm having troubles diagnosing this issue, if anyone has suggestions please help me out. If you need any info on my car just ask and I'll try my best to answer. Thanks.
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:48 PM   #2
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:10 AM   #3
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Its not the wheel bearing..

I would look into loose brake pad.. Did u clean/wire brush the sliders and re-lube them along with the caliper pins? Did you accidently hit the shielding? Did u use the rotor set screws?

I would start there.
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:47 PM   #4
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Its not the wheel bearing..

I would look into loose brake pad.. Did u clean/wire brush the sliders and re-lube them along with the caliper pins? Did you accidently hit the shielding? Did u use the rotor set screws?

I would start there.
should I be concerned about what I'm hearing?
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:50 PM   #5
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It's your rotors scraping on your heat shield.
You probably bumped it on accident and bent the edge down slightly, or didn't readjust it if you got thicker than normal rotors.
Easy confirmation: take the wheel off and spin it slowly, and watch the gap between the heat shield and the rotor. If it scrapes, you know that's the problem, and it's easy to simply re-bend it out of the way.
No offense, but just because your brother didn't see anything, doesn't mean YOU might not see something he accidentally missed.

Good luck!
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:22 PM   #6
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It's your rotors scraping on your heat shield.
You probably bumped it on accident and bent the edge down slightly, or didn't readjust it if you got thicker than normal rotors.
Easy confirmation: take the wheel off and spin it slowly, and watch the gap between the heat shield and the rotor. If it scrapes, you know that's the problem, and it's easy to simply re-bend it out of the way.
No offense, but just because your brother didn't see anything, doesn't mean YOU might not see something he accidentally missed.

Good luck!
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:19 PM   #7
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It's your rotors scraping on your heat shield.
You probably bumped it on accident and bent the edge down slightly, or didn't readjust it if you got thicker than normal rotors.
Easy confirmation: take the wheel off and spin it slowly, and watch the gap between the heat shield and the rotor. If it scrapes, you know that's the problem, and it's easy to simply re-bend it out of the way.
No offense, but just because your brother didn't see anything, doesn't mean YOU might not see something he accidentally missed.

Good luck!
You mean brake dust shields, (Honda calls them spash guards).

This is want I think is causing the noise too. Check it out.



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You mean brake dust shields, (Honda calls them spash guards).

This is want I think is causing the noise too. Check it out.


Check that first, when I first got my 99 ex the wheel bearing was bad and cause the front of the axle to rub the hub or the wheel bearing causing noise that sounds similar to the backing plate touching the rotor. The rotor touched the backing at times because of this also. So check both.


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It's your rotors scraping on your heat shield.
You probably bumped it on accident and bent the edge down slightly, or didn't readjust it if you got thicker than normal rotors.
Easy confirmation: take the wheel off and spin it slowly, and watch the gap between the heat shield and the rotor. If it scrapes, you know that's the problem, and it's easy to simply re-bend it out of the way.
No offense, but just because your brother didn't see anything, doesn't mean YOU might not see something he accidentally missed.

Good luck!
It never hurts to double check things, especially when diagnosing.
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