Why is my car grinding while I drive?


Asked by Sep 17, 2013 at 04:34 PM about the 2003 Toyota Matrix XR

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car sounds like I have metal to metal contact. It sounds a lot like braking with worn
out brake pads. I get this grinding noise when the car is in motion. The noise starts at
first when I brake but then it continues as I drive, braking and not braking. I checked and
my pads are in good condition, they are no way close to wearing out.

Any ideas would be great.

3 Answers

James Ramond

check for sticking calibers on disc brakes, worn wheel bearings will sound like a rolling train without showing much looseness also!

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I am having a same problem with my Matrix 04, on the passenger side sounds like metal to metal grind noise. I don't even have to turn to hear it, it's always there.

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I haven't had the time to get mine fixed just yet, but I am starting to wonder if my rotors are bent. My wheels get stuck, and I usually have to pound them loose with a small sledge hammer. I wonder if this bent the rotor just enough.

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