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I already know my attempts to describe my issue will likely fail....however...

For about 2-3 weeks now I have been noticing an intermittent noise coming from the rear of the car. Only when the car is moving....sounds like metal scraping on metal and has the same rhythm a rock stuck in your tire tread would have. "sheek sheek sheek sheek...." depending on vehicle speed. It comes and goes for seemingly no reason, and sometimes it's worse than others. I will try to capture the sound in a video somehow. I don't feel anything out of the ordinary...no vibration, car handles normally etc. I've tried to do a quick visual check around the rear axle but can't see anything without the car on a lift.

Has anyone experienced this or somehow understanding what I'm describing and give me a possible diagnosis? I asked the INDY to check it out when they installed my pads/rotors last week but I think they forgot to check and I forgot to ask about it. But again, it's random so it could have been fine when they checked?? :confused2
 

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I've had this sort of sound in the past. Check your rear sway bar brackets. If you haven't replaced them with the TC design brackets, I suggest you do. Other suggestion is the handbrake adjustment, since you mentioned that you had new pads etc.
Good luck.
 

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I've had this sort of sound in the past. Check your rear sway bar brackets. If you haven't replaced them with the TC design brackets, I suggest you do. Other suggestion is the handbrake adjustment, since you mentioned that you had new pads etc.
Good luck.
I have reinforced sway brackets, they are in good shape. And this was occurring before I changed my pads and rotors.
 

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Did you change or adjust the handbrake shoes? They sit inside the hub of the rear discs and might just need greasing as they might stick on occasion
 
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Wheel bearings if it is directly proportional with speed. Jack up the rear of your car, and rotate the wheels, and listen to any roughness in motion.
 
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Very likely the backing plate making contact with the brake disc...

+1 ive had this problem. People do it all the time when they do front brakes, but with the rear i had it too even though i havent touched the rear brakes. The dust shield was making slight contact with the rear of the rotor, so i bent it out and so far so good.
 

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I already know my attempts to describe my issue will likely fail....however...

For about 2-3 weeks now I have been noticing an intermittent noise coming from the rear of the car. Only when the car is moving....sounds like metal scraping on metal and has the same rhythm a rock stuck in your tire tread would have. "sheek sheek sheek sheek...." depending on vehicle speed. It comes and goes for seemingly no reason, and sometimes it's worse than others. I will try to capture the sound in a video somehow. I don't feel anything out of the ordinary...no vibration, car handles normally etc. I've tried to do a quick visual check around the rear axle but can't see anything without the car on a lift.

Has anyone experienced this or somehow understanding what I'm describing and give me a possible diagnosis? I asked the INDY to check it out when they installed my pads/rotors last week but I think they forgot to check and I forgot to ask about it. But again, it's random so it could have been fine when they checked?? :confused2
wheel bearing??
 

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I already know my attempts to describe my issue will likely fail....however...

For about 2-3 weeks now I have been noticing an intermittent noise coming from the rear of the car. Only when the car is moving....sounds like metal scraping on metal and has the same rhythm a rock stuck in your tire tread would have. "sheek sheek sheek sheek...." depending on vehicle speed. It comes and goes for seemingly no reason, and sometimes it's worse than others. I will try to capture the sound in a video somehow. I don't feel anything out of the ordinary...no vibration, car handles normally etc. I've tried to do a quick visual check around the rear axle but can't see anything without the car on a lift.

Has anyone experienced this or somehow understanding what I'm describing and give me a possible diagnosis? I asked the INDY to check it out when they installed my pads/rotors last week but I think they forgot to check and I forgot to ask about it. But again, it's random so it could have been fine when they checked?? :confused2
wheel bearing??
 

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I'll get it off the ground this week and look into your suggestions....big thanks to everyone's input.
 
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