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I have never heard this sound before, it made the sound whether i used my brakes or not, it only stopped when i turned right. anyone have any idea what this could be?

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  • Does the noise change when you use your brakes (in pitch or timber)? Dec 14, 2014 at 18:47
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I had a situation like this many years ago: my 87 Mustang would make squeaking brake disk noises from one of the front wheels when the wheels were very close to straight ahead. When I turned the steering wheel, the noise would sometimes stop. This was eventually diagnosed as a brake disk that was very slightly warped.

Your car is getting older now (full disclosure: my car is the same age) so I'd be thinking about at the disks and the calipers. If you can tell which side it's happening on, that would be a good start. Things you could check:

  1. Warped rotors (which could cause the brake pad to contact the rotor even with your foot off the pedal).
  2. Brake caliper not opening all the way (same problem: the pad could still be touching ever so slightly).
  3. Foreign material (e.g., something got between the pad and the rotor).
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  • Yep - I had a piece of grit stuck between a rotor and pad. It sounded terrible but was only a couple of millimetres across.
    – Rory Alsop
    Dec 15, 2014 at 11:35
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Worn pads. Pads worn down to the metal would cause your symptoms. Have your vehicle checked over for this noise, but expect to have the pads and rotors changed.

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