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Old 04-29-2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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I have a 2002 WRX with about 180k miles on it. It has recently started to make a rubbing/dragging(best way I can describe it) sound coming from the front passenger side of the car. It only make the sound when I am making a left hand turn. It sounds like it is coming from the suspension area but it is tough to tell as I am driving while its happening.

Any suggestions? I tried searching but didn't find a definite answer.

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Old 04-30-2009, 01:02 AM   #2
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:04 AM   #3
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I'd bet you a $1 it's the wheel bearings....
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:23 AM   #4
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possible breaks hanging up, i have an 02 with 125k and i have gone through 2 sets of calipers cuz they get stuck.

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Old 04-30-2009, 10:17 PM   #5
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To give a comparable sound, it sounds a rotor being grinded( not sure if thats a word) as if a brake pad was completely worn down. I just had my front pads off a week ago and it was making the sound before and after. I am running the 4 pot calipers in the front.

If it is a wheel bearing, or brakes hanging up, would it only make it when i was turning left, and not right? The faster and sharper I take the turn, the louder it is. If I am under 7-10 mph, it does not do it at all.

How can I check if it is a wheel bearing?
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:20 AM   #6
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Anybody??

Anyone live near Reading, PA? I'll take ya for a ride to hear the sound for yourself.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:37 PM   #7
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:06 PM   #8
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To give a comparable sound, it sounds a rotor being grinded( not sure if thats a word) as if a brake pad was completely worn down. I just had my front pads off a week ago and it was making the sound before and after. I am running the 4 pot calipers in the front.

If it is a wheel bearing, or brakes hanging up, would it only make it when i was turning left, and not right? The faster and sharper I take the turn, the louder it is. If I am under 7-10 mph, it does not do it at all.

How can I check if it is a wheel bearing?

Pretty much that's what my wheel bearing symptoms were. I have over 100,000 miles and have been through a few of them.

To check them you are supposed to raise the wheel off the ground, grab the top and bottom and see if you can feel a wiggle when pulling pushing on it. You may need to pull the brake pads out with 4 pots.

Not sure if you need to remove the axle nut. Did you read the "wheel bearing 101 thread? " Tons of information there.
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Pretty much that's what my wheel bearing symptoms were. I have over 100,000 miles and have been through a few of them.

To check them you are supposed to raise the wheel off the ground, grab the top and bottom and see if you can feel a wiggle when pulling pushing on it. You may need to pull the brake pads out with 4 pots.

Not sure if you need to remove the axle nut. Did you read the "wheel bearing 101 thread? " Tons of information there.

Gotcha...so if it is the wheel bearing, if I can find a used hub with a bearing already in it for a decent price to avoid having to go through removing the old hub assembly and taking it to get the old/new bearing pressed in/out, would it be worth it, in your opinion, to do it vs. going through getting a new bearing. I did not check the wheel bearing thread but I am on my way there now.

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Old 05-02-2009, 11:45 PM   #10
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Bearing is one possibility - check your brake dust shields too just to be sure they're not rubbing your rotors.
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:16 AM   #11
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I am changing my F&R brake pads tomorrow, weather permitting, so I wll check that out too.

Thanks for the tip!!
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Bearing is one possibility - check your brake dust shields too just to be sure they're not rubbing your rotors.
there's a thread about this too:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1269334
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