My ZX2 makes a rubbing noise and the breaks pump like ABS but....

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Old 05-01-11, 03:58 PM
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My ZX2 makes a rubbing noise and the breaks pump like ABS but....

...the breaks look great and I donít have ABS?

Hi folks I have a Ford Escort ZX2. Recently I started to hear a rubbing noise coming from my car. When I start driving it canít be heard at first but after a short time you can hear it.. My newest symptom is an ABS feeling when I use the breaks. The thing is I do not have ABS. My friends and I figured it was coming from the front of the car. So we checked the breaks and they look good. They checked the break fluid and that was fine as well. We were really thinking the breaks were the cause. So not sure what to look into next. Anyone have any thoughts?
 
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Old 05-01-11, 06:02 PM
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Your rotors are warped. as for the rubbing you need to pull out the caliper slide pins clean then clean and grease them.If your rubbing us from the brakes.
 
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A sticking caliper can do this also. Take note if it starts this after you have used the brakes the first time.
 
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Old 05-03-11, 05:41 PM
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I think I'll replace the front rotors and see if that cures the issue.
 
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Without checking the other issues (caliper, pins, etc)...you'll just ruin the new rotors.
 
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Old 05-04-11, 08:05 PM
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80% Better

Well we replaced the rotors and cleaned up the caliper. The breaks feel 100% better, but I still hear the rubbing. Although its quieter and the sound comes & goes. I've thought for a little while that I need an alignment. Could the tires not being aligned correctly cause the rubbing noise and over time warp the rotors?
 
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