Grinding Noise When Braking - Front Passenger Side

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    I had to replace the caliper because it was sticking. I replaced the caliper, brake pads and rotor. However, I'm still getting a gritty grinding noise when braking right before stopping in the front right passenger side (same side as I just replaced brakes, rotors, and caliper). Any ideas? I've read thru everything and saw something about it could be the ESP? I'll try to get a recording of it but you can feel it in the footwell of the front passenger side as well.
     
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    all i can think of is the wheel bearing,
     
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    Before you replaced the Caliper did you check to see if the slides where bent , greased or binding ??
    cant see why you would need to replace a caliper

    could be the wheel bearing or axle shafts/ ??
     
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    sometimes the caliper needs changing because of corrosion, which causes the piston to stick, then causing the brakes to overheat, had this problem myself.
     
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    @Nitrogen - you are correct. The caliper was sticking so I had to replace it. Along with that, I replaced brake pads and rotors just for safe measure.

    As for the wheel bearing - It doesn't "hum" while driving so I am trying to rule that out. I'm not sure how to check the axle shafts but that might be my next step
     
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    because you have changed the most common parts that are linked to a grinding noise, i realy don't know what to suggest next, sorry Basshead.
     
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    When it makes the grinding noise, can you feel the pedal vibrate?
    Like the ABS is kicking in?
    Dash lights? ABS, ESP, BAS?
    Check the new rotor for gouges. Like a pebble is stuck in the pad.
    Did you do the brake pad brake in? 50 Mph hard brake to stop 3-4 times.
     
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    The pedal doesn't vibrate nor do I get any dash lights. It does it for about 1-2 seconds right before the nitro stops completely.
     
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    I was editing my post as you typed.
    Did you replace the sliders for the pads?
     
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    There are no gouges in the rotor, its brand spankin new lol. I bought the premium platinum brakes so I changed everything just in case. I have done the brake test several times trying to see if it would stop making the noise but unfortunately it still does it
     
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    Since it happen at slow speed, mild braking, it sounds like something is wiggling around.
     
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    maybe the splash gaurd is the cause, i know they can make a grinding noise if they touch the brake disc but i would exspect the grinding to be constant, unless it is loose or broken (they do get a bit rusty in places) !.
     
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    Ok Thanks Nitrogen
     

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