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marmarlet

marmarlet 12/16/2011

2006 Lincoln Zephyr Base 6 Cyl 3.0L

Brakes

Grinding sound coming from rear of vehicle.

Is it possible for a stone to get caught somewhere in the brake to cause a grinding sound until it is miraculously ejected and the grinding stops?

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Jimm

Jimm 12/16/2011

Several possibilities; worn / loose front or rear wheel bearing, worn brake pads, worn / warped brake rotor - or trapped stone - as you have suggested. Pull the wheel to check the brake condition - maybe consider having it checked by a competent and reputable repair shop.
Any abnormal noise heard is an indication that a condition needs to be checked. Try the 'How-To-Guides' feature on this website for specific steps to check and diagnose the brake system.

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marmarlet 12/16/2011

If it were the wheel bearings, wouldn't the noise continue? Also I had the brakes worked on earlier this year and haven't driven that far for them to be worn. The noise has stopped, so I was hoping that it wouldn't be the wheel bearings. Thank you for your answers. You are helping a poor, shaken retired old lady. (HeeHee!)

don

don 12/16/2011

if you have drum brakes it could be a spring loose in the drum .....

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