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Here is the scoop:

About a week ago I replaced my front brakes (04 Srx AWD 8). I did not have the rotors resurfaced as there didn't seem to be a need for it; however today the car started to make a clicking sound coming from the front right wheel. Before I took the car to a mechanic, (just a mile away) I filled it with gas, and as I accelerated out of the gas station--quite quickly (so as to avoid not getting hit by oncoming holiday traffic) the clicking stopped. Typcially, I do not drive this vehicle hard, but as stated before, I needed to move ASAP.

The mechanic resurfaced my rotors, but because this noise wasn't repeatable when he drove it--ergo: I left without the issue resolved.

Tonight while driving around town this noise began once more (this time w/o hard acceleration). My assumption is that the noise is caused by some amount of heat on a brake component. I am not sure the acceleration caused it to seize. I believe sitting while having my gas filled (NJ you can't pump you gas and attendants can take a bit longer than necessary) caused the components to cool enough to end the problem.

It does not sound like a bearing giving out. I've had my rear bearing replaced (warranty) and know what a humming rumble bearing sounds like. This sounds similar to a caliper grabbing the rotors just as your brakes are giving out. When it clicks: making turns the noise stops--driving straight it continues. Could it be a single bearing? If so, what does a bearing repair cost?

I'm a pretty decent home mechanic--my other car is a '95 900 Saab (I have to be)--and I've replaced: Radiators, distributor, pulleys, belts, brakes, starters, alternators, shocks, etc.; and, the basics: oil changes, spark plugs/wires, etc. So, I would be willing to attempt the fix if it is a bearing.

All thoughts/help appreciated!

Thanks!
 

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The clicking might be from the CV (constant velocity) joint on the front drive. You might try a search for that area.
 

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Maybe your worn rotor has excessive runout. Or there could be corrosion along the outer edge. Does the click stop with light application of the brakes?
 
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