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Old 02-12-2018, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default 2006 STI Wheel Bearing Noise? Parking Brake?

Hey guys,

I've got a strange noise coming from my passenger side rear wheel. Take a look at the video and let me know what you think.

The wheel has no play what so ever when shaking it. Visual inspection shows me that my pads have plenty of meat on them. Rotors should probably be changed soon due to uneven wear (which you can see in the video) but I don't think that is the source of the noise.

Part of me is thinking the parking brake could be out of adjustment and creating the noise.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


P.S. Ignore the rooster in the background, I live in the woods haha.
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:01 PM   #2
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I also found this video which shows a pretty similar sound.

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Old 02-12-2018, 06:13 PM   #3
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I can't view either video, may just be my iPad......

Those should be shoes for the E-brake and pads for the foot brake. So, condition of the pads and/or rotors is almost a nonissue.
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Last night I got under the car and adjusted the parking brake from the backside of the hub. Opened the rubber cap and adjusted the star bolt down, to loosen it. Thinking it may be rusted around the shoes and binding since the wheel is so tough to rotate, even the with parking brake off. After that I drove down the road. Sounded even louder and almost like the parking brake was stuck on. Finally there was a loud pop and the noise completely went away. Didnt hear it at all this morning driving to work either.

Sounds like its time to pop off the rotor and look behind to see what is going on inside there.

This may be a dumb question, but is there a parking brake on both rear wheels or just the rear passenger side? I forgot to look while I was under there.
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E-brake on both rear wheels.
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