HELP weird knocking and squealing sound while driving.

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  1. Alex5151

    Alex5151 New Member

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    So I just replaced a rotor and pads on my 2012 honda civic ex and I only had time to do the driver side so far.
    After finishing it up I decided to go on a test drive and this faint knocking sound started.
    It goes away while I'm pressing on the brakes but this faint knocking sound became worse the more I tried to drive around and see what it could be. I attached a video for a reference but please help me.

     
  2. webby
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    it may sound crazy, but did you torque the lug nuts to spec and in a diagonal pattern when you put the wheel back on?
     
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    I don't own a torque wrench so I couldn't torque it to spec but I did tighten it down in a diagonal pattern.
     
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    well the first thing I'd tell you is to go and get a torque wrench before doing any further brake work. Even if it's a cheap $20 one from harbor freight that can do 150 foot pound.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-Drive-Click-Type-Torque-Wrench-63882.html

    You need to be able to set the torque specs on the rotors and calipers correctly. Just doing it "tight" isn't going to be a good situation, and could be causing your issue. It could also lead to something coming loose down the road.

    civic torque specs
    https://www.collegehillshonda.com/instructions/civic/2012/4dr/civic_torque_specs.pdf
     
  6. Alex5151

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    Yeah I should. For now I think i'm going to bring it to school and see what my auto teacher thinks. Thanks though
     
  7. sunofwolf

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    gee I put four wheels on myself and my torque wrench doesn't really work, but I know they need 80pds and I just go crossway and I got no sounds. I did that a few times.
     

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