Looking for some opinions on what this could be. This issue just appeared this morning as soon as I left for work. As soon as I backed out of the driveway, I heard a distinct scraping sound coming from the drivers side front wheel. To me it sounded like I had a build up of snow slush crap in the wheel well. It only does it when I turn the wheel to the right. The more I turn right, the more it scrapes. The scraping is relevant to speed, so the faster I go the faster the scrape. Turning to the left produces no noise, and also straight will not produce a noise, but the slightest turn to the right will make it start. Just a little more info on the car, almost 55,000 miles, haven't changed the brake pads since I got it brand new, stock rims.
My car started that exact same thing yesterday. My car was also in cold weather I dont know if that affects it or not. But in my case it was the front left hub bearing coming loose producing a slight but noticeable scraping/grinding sound when I turn right.
Well, I have some good news I think. I drove out for lunch and the noise was completely gone. i stopped at a Burger King and looked at the rotors, everything looked fine. I noticed the metal shroud thing behind the rotor and scraped it with my fingernail and it made the exact same sound as the one I heard on the way to work. So I guess it might have been a piece of ice or something on the rotor that was hitting that shroud. If I hear it agian, I will be sure to post it up. Thanks for all the ideas and advice! I'll probably jack it up this weekend and double check it just to be sure.
i said it before in a previous thread about a similar problem...what i did was just put a flathead screw driver against the back plate behind the brake rotor, and took a hammer and gently tapped on the screw driver. it fixed my problem...i guess the plate was just too close to the rotor or something dunno why.