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Funky noise coming from left rear.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BLzr4x4ngkid, Feb 28, 2001.

  1. BLzr4x4ngkid

    BLzr4x4ngkid 1/2 ton status

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    I noticed I have a funky sounding noise, kind of like, metal on metal coming from the left rear. When I apply the brakes, it stops, but then starts again when I let off. I figure it's probably something with the brake pad. I haven't had time to take the wheel off either. When I do, I'll let you guys know what I see. Could it be the brake?

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    it could be the brake or the wheel bearing but sounds more like the brake

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  3. ChevyCaGal

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    Mine was doing that several months ago. It was the brake making it. The pad was worn and it was the little warning thing (sorry not sure of the technical term) rubbing and making the noise telling me "hey change me." May not be your problem but the noise is now gone now that I got some new pads on.

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    I had the cross bar (or whatever you call the bar with the notches that connects the two brake shoes) come loose becaue the adjust seized up. It was loose in the drum rubbing on it causing a metal on metal sound. I would for sure take the drum off on inspect the setup.

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  5. BLzr4x4ngkid

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    I know it's not the squeler plate. I know EXACTLY what that sounds like. Hopefully sometime today I'll get around to getting the wheel off of there. I still have yet to go to sleep and when I get up, I have a lot of things to do.

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    Prolly the brakes. Mine have done the same

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    My left rear tire makes a strange noise like pins falling into a metal pan sometimes. That's from having sand in the brakes.

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    I had a noise from the left rear and found out it was bad bearing eating up my axle. I found shavings in the oil, but nothing seemed worn. Two days later the rear left was covered in oil. I figured, no big deal, I'll change the seals on both sides and the bearings while I have it apart. Then I found the axle![​IMG] Now the noise is gone.

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