Pony had a rock in her hoof

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  1. MeanGrn Gt

    MeanGrn Gt Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday morning on my way to town as i was on the highway i thought i could here a slight squeal coming from the car. First thought was belt that i had just replaced a few weeks before but i noticed it didnt change w/ the rpm, then i thought well maybe the tranny is finally going bye bye. i slowed down as i got into town and rolled the window down and it sounded like it was coming from my left rear wheel. It got really loud/annoying when i was driving into town and when i would hit the brakes it would stop all of a sudden but then if i let off it would come back. So i took it to a shop and i noticed the left rear rotor had some surface rust but i didnt figure that caused it. My mechanic came out and he looked at the rotor and i said it sounded like there was a rock stuck in the rotor. He stuck his hand in the wheel and felt the inside of the caliber and the rotor had a dip in the center of it. A damn rock got stuck between the rotor and the inside dust shield. Put a decent groove in the rotors (which were replaced not too long before i bought the car) and bent the dust shield a little bit :rant: . I have never heard of a rock getting stuck in there like that before. What are the chances of it. O well it was an easy fix at least. It sounded HORRIBLE. You could here me from miles away lol. At first i was just waiting for a wheel to fall off or something.
     
  2. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Legend SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    Wow never heard of that before, that sucks, at least its nothing too major though and you found it fairly easily.
     
  3. Lightning Struck

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    sucks, but its taken care of now :)
     
  4. EThorpe

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    Happens all the time, I live on a dirt/rock road :rant: even my 2002 Blazer gets them once in awhile. Sux BALLS Period!
     
  5. MeanGrn Gt

    MeanGrn Gt Well-Known Member

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    i live on a gravel road also (my whole life) and i nor anyone else in the family ever had it happen before. o well no big deal