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Wedge TR7 had replaced rotors, now I have a noise and vibration-Wheel Bearing?

johnrip

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I had new rotors put on my TR7 at the very end of last season. When I drove it home from mechanic, it felt very tight and there was a noise and vibration. It was felt at my feet, not the steering wheel. I thought maybe things were just tight, so after winter storage, I drove it today and it is not improving. I hear nothing, then I hear a slight noise and feel vibration at my feet. It does this coasting, at even with engine off, but not at all speeds. Any ideas...Wheel bearing? What mistake on installation of rotors could have caused this? Do you even touch the bearings when replacing rotors? I appreciate any ideas. I will bring back to mechanic, but I would like to know more before I do? Thanks in advance.
 

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A lot of times a caliper will start to seize after the pads are pushed in for pad/rotor replacement. As mentioned above, make sure the wheels spin freely as well. A tight caliper will over heat the rotor and cause a vibration. Noises and vibrations are sometimes difficult to locate as they tend to telegraph all over the car.
 
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How freely should the wheel spin? It spins, but I feel the pads on the rotor. The wheel would not spin more than a couple seconds. Is that too tight? Also, If I had a seized caliper, would the car still stop straight? Thanks for your help
 
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