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Old 02-08-2018, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default 2009 Aura Groan/growl noise when first driving

89k miles All stock and just basic maintenance done.

Notice this more in cold weather. When car has been sitting like overnight, when I back it up out of the driveway and first move forward, I hear a growling type noise in front of me.
Research shows possibilities:
Steering shaft - have no issues with steering and turning doesn't cause the sound.
Suspension - links, sway bar, arms, struts visually look ok. no sounds going over bumps. Maybe wheel bearings.

Once I am moving and stop/start, I generally don't hear it again.

Note: I plan to keep the car for at least another 5 years and can do most work myself so no issue just not sure where to start.
If I replace the front suspension, is there a kit I could get? I see some 6 or 8 piece kits on Ebay, etc.

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Default Re: 2009 Aura Groan/growl noise when first driving

To me, this sounds like you have a caliper sticking, or a brake pad that's not releasing. How do the brakes look?

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Old 02-08-2018, 02:47 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2009 Aura Groan/growl noise when first driving

Great idea and it makes sense....I have only done the brakes once so will check it out this weekend. I hope that's what it is as an easy fix.

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Old 02-08-2018, 07:27 PM   #4
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Default Re: 2009 Aura Groan/growl noise when first driving

Sounds like the brake pads chattering or just swiping surface rust off the rotors. Mine does this as well, though I have drilled and slotted rotors and ceramic pads on all 4 corners and have found that the noise is caused by warping of the rotors. I resurface my rotors at work so it's no big deal for me. You may find you have one or two rotors have some warping.

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