I'm new to the forums and a new owner of a 1997 Daihatsu Terios with about 65000 miles on the clock.
I'm taking on the car from a close friend and know of its history and have essentially had a 3000 mile test drive with it so I'm familiar with the car by now.
Of recent it has made a horrible metallic grinding noise coming from the front left wheel. It becomes apparent when I either:
- fully depress the brake pedal when slowing to a stop, in which case it continues making the horrible grinding noise as I pull away (the noise seems to oscillate with the rotation of the wheel - the faster I go, the frequency of the noises increases - the noise fades over the next 10-20m until it seems to 'release')
- when I make a hard turn to either left or right at slow speeds (i.e. on mini-roundabouts, 90degree corners in town)
I should state at this point that the noise has developped after another noise: previously when doing 40+ mph and turning very slight curves (akin to dual carriageway and motorway curves), it would "sing" a really high pitch from the same spot. This did NOT occur whilst braking however, only at speed on curves. This has since cleared where the new grinding noise has started.
Now, I've heard it could be a number of things and I would like to investigate further before I take it to a garage and say "I dunno what's up with it" and get taken for a ride... I also want to get familiar with the vehicle so I can start servicing the easier parts myself.
I've been told it could be: something stuck in the brakes, worn brake pads, worn/bent discs, perhaps power steering issues (with relation to the noise when turning), etc etc...
Does anyone have any recommendations or where to start with this?
I'd appreciate any reference you can give me for good manuals for self-servicing (particular to the model or general - is there a Haynes for the 97 Terios?), places to buy parts or whether there is anyone in the Manchester area who is a Terios familiar and can offer technical knowledge (I live in the City Centre).
I'll appreciate any feedback, advice or otherwise to the new Terios owner.
Many thanks in advance