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Was sitting passenger in my car, just going along normally when all of a sudden a horrible screeching noise starts coming from my front wheel! I get out to take a look and see nothing out of the ordinary... not dragging anything, no unusual marks on the rotor or anywhere else... so I get back in and ride it out a little bit. It lasts for another block or 2 until we pull in my friends driveway. Check it out again and finally I give up and back out. It makes the sound for one last time and poof, it's gone!<p>Between this and the reverse braking grinding noise I'd say I've got a sick car!
 

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Probably a small rock got caught between a brake rotor and dust shield.<p>Or maybe a belt slipping -- had you just gone through a puddle?
 

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Nope no puddles or anything but the the rock <i>might</i> make sense. Although it sounded alot more like constant metal-to-metal contact. I had my friend drive as I walked along the side and I didn't see any sparks or anything.
 

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I'm positive it was a stone, It has happend to me several times. Just reverse the car a little and the sound goes away. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>quick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Probably a small rock got caught between a brake rotor and dust shield.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1, It's happened to me before. <p>Just get the wheel off and you can stick your head in the wheel well and easily see if there is a rock stuck in there on the back (inner) side of the rotor.
 

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Ditto - but on my previous car. Sounds terrible. I actually found a nicely polished stone about 1/3 of an inch in diameter between the dust sheild and the rotor.
 

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Phew, glad to know it wasn't some major issue... but man did it ever sound like one. I thought maybe dragon's were real and one was stuck in my wheel somewhere and it was crying as it died slowly.
 

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Happened to me too awhile back...and it indeed was horrifying...<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Still hadn't confirmed what it was but I was thinking about some stone getting caught some place....Never did happen again though...
 
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