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Hi guys,

I just got new front brake rotors and pads put on my '99 9-3. (Brembo rotors/SAAB Akebono Ceramic pads). Now when driving (while not braking) I get a sqeeek squeek squeek squeek like something is rubbing. Its really like a scraping sound. What could this be? It's late now, I called my mech and he's gone. I'll call tomorrow, but will I damage anything by driving the car until then?

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Alex
 

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could be the dust shield on the back of the rotor, sometimes it gets pushed during the install and get too close to the spinning rotor, easy to fix.
 

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SAABturboDRIVR said:
Hi guys,

I just got new front brake rotors and pads put on my '99 9-3. (Brembo rotors/SAAB Akebono Ceramic pads). Now when driving (while not braking) I get a sqeeek squeek squeek squeek like something is rubbing. Its really like a scraping sound. What could this be? It's late now, I called my mech and he's gone. I'll call tomorrow, but will I damage anything by driving the car until then?

Thanks!

Alex
It's probably just a backing plate/dust shield, not a big deal, if it’s braking, handling, and driving fine then it will be good until tomorrow.



 

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2 things:

a] As above, dust shield.

b] The retainer spring across the outside face of the caliper, is this installed correctly?
 

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ragtopcav said:
2 things:

a] As above, dust shield.

b] The retainer spring across the outside face of the caliper, is this installed correctly?
Thanks guys,

ragtopcav = if it is option b], is there any consequence of me driving with it like this for a while?

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I was able to fix it myself :)

I just went outside with a screwdriver and pushed the rotor shield away from the rotor at the 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock positions, and now the noise is gone.
 

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Good:cheesy:

The dust shield is a common problem with many cars.

You repaired a possible mechanic's comeback, he should thank you..:cheesy:
 
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