Vehicle 1999 Gran Marque: Symptom-grinding noise similar to what a stuck caliper due to heated fluid in a piston bore would create i.e. the pad is dragging>creating heat>brake fluid is expanding>increasing pressure. However, when the wheel is removed this is found:
My thinking: Lug nuts were not tightened and allowed the wheel to cock inward at the top and rub on the caliper.
Missed a detail or two: We had just had tires swapped at a tire venue. When we started to drive away was when the problem was first noticed.
We stopped in the parking lot and wife went in to see what a brake job would cost, after I stated to her what my thoughts on the problem could be. "Ask them to come out and bleed the pressure...as I stated, that was the cause, a dragging brake pad.
Actually, when the wheel was removed and pads checked today, there was nothing wrong with them.
And, the oddest finding...The wheel, that is on that hub right now and was when I took things apart today...Does NOT have any indication of having rubbed on the caliper. My imagination or, does anyone else find that a bit strange?
No, I did not question what they found...thinking perhaps I should have. Will call them tomorrow.
Edited by Phluphy, August 26, 2016 - 08:37 PM.