1997 Ford Explorer Q&A
1997 Ford Explorer Question: grinding noise in front wheel brakes are good
What you are calling carbon sounds like it may be actual brake pad material. Have you removed the brake caliper and inspected each brake pad. if the caliper is off can you feel wheel bearing plat, could you have a bad wheel bearing. 2WD front wheel bearing is a taper wheel bearing easy to adjust/repack/replace if that is the source of your noise. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info - patrick mannion
About a month ago I started hearing a grinding noise coming from the left front wheel area and could also feel vibration in steering wheel. I replaced Hub and bearings but that wasn't the problem. ...