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I was coming home from work this morning down the road that leads to my sub and I hit a huge pot hole on my passenger side. It must be a new one becuase I drive the road every day and Know where all the other ones are. I never saw it coming,I was so pissed, I thought for sure that I'd probably bent the rim after how hard I hit. Anyway when I turned into my sub I started to hear a slight grinding squeal noise coming from the rear passenger side. I couldn't tell where exactly it was coming from so I pulled it in the garage and jacked up the rear end. As soon as spun the passenger rear wheel I could tell thats where the noise was. At first I thought that maybe some gravel from the pot hole had gotten lodged between the rotor dust guard and the rotor. So I took the wheel off and checked it with the flashlight, but I still couldn't really see anything. So I decided to take the caliper and rotor off, but there was nothing wedged there. After I took the rotor off, the hub spun freely by itself without any noise. But as soon as I placed the rotor back on the hub the noise would come back. I was stumped for a minute until I looked at the parking brake drum. It's been a long time since I worked on any drum brakes but I remembered that they have a tension adjuster, so I decided to back off on the tension and try the rotor on again. That did it, the noise went away. This is obviously the first time this has ever happened to me, and the only thing I can figure is that the impact from the pot hole caused the adjuster to tension out. Has This ever happen to anybody else, not just srt-4's but any of your cars? By the way the rim looks fine so it seems they're built pretty strong but also probably pretty heavy.
 

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Ihaterice said:
It's been a long time since I worked on any drum brakes but I remembered that they have a tension adjuster, so I decided to back off on the tension and try the rotor on again.
the srt-4 has 4 wheels disc brakes.
 

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lifeisdeath said:
Ihaterice said:
It's been a long time since I worked on any drum brakes but I remembered that they have a tension adjuster, so I decided to back off on the tension and try the rotor on again.
the srt-4 has 4 wheels disc brakes.
Yeah but if the rears are like my 1st gen, the parking brake is a drum-in-hat design in the rear hub.
 

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Yeah it's kinda of a goofy, the parking brake is essentially a drum brake setup thats placed inside the rear of the discs on both of the rear brakes. So basically the rear discs have a small drum cast in the backside of them. Wierd huh? Any way I haven't noticed the noise since adjusting the parking brake tensioner in so that must of done the trick. :D
 
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