Follow up: rock in brake heat shield (loud grating metal noise)

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Appreciate the thread! Just happened to me and I was really pissed/bummed that something was seriously wrong but feeling better now. Hopefully I can remove it myself, otherwise will probably have it towed to be safe.




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Appreciate the thread! Just happened to me and I was really pissed/bummed that something was seriously wrong but feeling better now. Hopefully I can remove it myself, otherwise will probably have it towed to be safe.
if it's not a big one, just tapping is likely to knock it loose. Otherwise pushing on the shield a little (after letting it cool) with your hands should clear it.
 

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if it's not a big one, just tapping is likely to knock it loose. Otherwise pushing on the shield a little (after letting it cool) with your hands should clear it.
I tried pushing/pulling on the shield slightly with no luck. Then tried just reversing a little quicker and also turning the steering wheel back and forth and problem solved! My neighbors probably thought I was drunk or crazy doing this in my driveway at midnight . Thx guys!
 

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These almost always work out on their own with little or no damage (worst case might be a groove on the rotor that will eventually go away). Going in reverse is a good trick.
 

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This is very common and will continue to happen. Just buy a low profile jack and ratchet set up.

Pull the wheel off and look with a flashlight behind the rotor and dust plate.

take a flat head screw driver and tap the rock/pebble out with the flat head while applying pressure to the dust plate to make space.

shouldn't take more then 15 min.

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Justin
 

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^^^ Except when your far away from home.
Than “turn and burn” it will burn its way out within 10-15 min on the highway.
 

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I also have this problem a lot, maybe 10-15 times now. I thought my brakes were locked when it first happened. I found the trick is to accelerate to 60mph then it'll clunk as the rock falls out. Some other forums also said reversing fast also works but I didn't for me. Should only take you about 3.8 sec or less to do it ;)
 

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