93 Accord front right side chirp?

Discussion in 'Accord' started by honda man, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. honda man

    honda man Guest

    Hi all,

    I have a 93 Accord EX 5 sp that is emitting a chirping noise from the
    right front wheel. The chirp is made with each rotation of the wheel
    and increases in frequency with increased speed. I've installed new
    rotars, brake pads + greased shims and a new caliper...still get the
    chriping noise. When I apply the brakes, the chirp stops, and then
    starts again upon release... Left side is quiet! Also seems to chirp
    louder when turning the steering wheel about 1/8 - 1/4 turn to the
    left...when I turn the wheel to the right 1/8 - 1/4 the chirp goes
    away... Sure seems to be a brake noise, but thought changing all the
    components would fix the noise... No luck! Anyone have any further
    trouble shooting suggestions? Thanks! Honda Man
    honda man, Sep 13, 2005
  2. honda man

    TeGGeR® Guest

    Three things:

    1) Check the splash shields behind the discs. They rust and get bent or
    sag, eventually touching the rotor. Can touch around outer perimeter, or
    inside, near hub.

    2) Check the pad slide shims where they clip onto the caliper mount
    bracket. The rotor gets rust around its perimeter, which contacts the shim.
    Scroll down almost all the way, to the text: "Now here's a small problem I
    had this past winter."

    3) Do you have ABS? Might be a rusty gear wheel touching something as it
    TeGGeR®, Sep 14, 2005
  3. honda man

    honda man Guest

    Hi Tegger,

    Thanks for the ideas! Great web site with photos! Thanks for the
    link. I checked out the splash guards, nothing touching the rotor.
    Also looked at the slide shims and found no contact with the rotor. As
    a sind note, no rust on the rotor as they are new. I do have ABS...not
    sure how to check and see if a rusty gear wheel is touching something.

    One other thing, I jacked up the wheel off the ground gave it a spin,
    and no chirp, seems to only happen when driving.

    Could it be as simple as cheap brake pads? I installed $12 pads
    purchased from a national auto parts store. I'm thinking of buying and
    installing the Honda OEM $50 front pads...Anyone have a thought on

    Thanks, Honda Man
    93 Accord EX 206K & going strong!
    honda man, Sep 14, 2005
  4. honda man

    TeGGeR® Guest

    If it were pads, it would happen even when you jack the wheel up and spin

    When you drive, the rotor and its surrounding components heat up, however
    little. When they heat up, marginal clearances will close up and cause
    contact between parts that should not contact. There's still the
    probability that something is rubbing somewhere. I would suggest you slowly
    pull everything apart and look carefully for shiny spots *anywhere* where
    parts come near the rotor.

    The ABS sensor is behind the rotor, surrounding the CV joint boot. That's
    the last thing left, isn't it? Check carefully for scuffing around the
    gear-like thing.

    Unless it's the CV joints...
    TeGGeR®, Sep 14, 2005
  5. honda man

    honda man Guest


    That sounds like a plan. I'll take a look and see if I can locate the

    Honda Man
    honda man, Sep 14, 2005
  6. honda man

    honda man Guest

    Found out what was making the noise...the REAR disc was warped causing
    a rub on the brade pad with each revolution. Replaced the rear dics
    and pads, all is quiet again! Sure sounded like it was coming from the
    front while in the car driving, when actually it was coming from the

    Honda Man
    honda man, Sep 30, 2005
  7. honda man

    TeGGeR® Guest

    Thanks for the update. Too few posters ever report the final outcome.
    TeGGeR®, Sep 30, 2005
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