Re: **Update** Weird intermittent humming noise...
Okay, so this issue took a little turn for the worse now. The noise was the worst it's ever been on my 8 mile drive home yesterday. When I got home and got out, I could immediately smell burning brakes, and there was a TON of heat coming out of that left rear wheel. Went and felt the fronts, and could hardly feel any heat. After it cooled down some, it seemed that there was more heat coming from the disc part of the rotor than the drum. So, I'm now wondering if it has something to do with my calipers or brake pads. Or if it has to do with those two nuts holding the calipers on that we couldn't get off with the impact wrench. Maybe they were over-torqued at the factory and that twisted something in there and they're not releasing fully? I want the dealer to check the torque on them; my brother thought they should only be torqued to 80 ft lbs and the 500 ft lb impact didn't get them off... Anybody have a good idea of what they should be torqued to? They're on the back side of the rotor and hold on the brake assembly.
Drove to work this morning, no noise and no heat. Taking it to the dealer on Monday. They said they'd take a look at it and work with me under warranty as long as it's not a regular brake issue since I'm only at 39k. If it's some sort of normal wear, I'd have the option to fix it or not, it didn't sound like they'd charge me anything. However, if it is something I'd want to fix it myself, I still can't get those nuts off!
-SOLD- 2008 Outlook XE AWD<br />Carbon Flash/black cloth<br />Conv Pkg/Pref Pkg/Sunroof<br />Outdoor Adv Pkg/Tow Pkg