Removing Rocks/Debris From Brake Shield
- Brake rotor
- Brake shield
The noise is due to the rock or debris scraping against the brake rotor as the brake rotor turns with the wheel. This situation does not impact braking performance, but you should remove the rock or debris as soon as you can.
To remove the rock or debris from the brake shield:
- Shift into Park.
- With a gloved hand, carefully push on the top, sides, and bottom of the brake shield until the rock or debris falls out.CAUTIONAvoid using tools or objects that can damage the brake shield or wheel. Do not press too hard on the brake shield so as to permanently bend it.
- Repeat steps 2-3 on the other brake shields, if necessary.
- Confirm that the noise is no longer present.