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#1 cannonball

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 04:22 PM

2000 OBWL. Can some brake pad materials be louder than others? I have what I consider excessive tire noise coming from the rear, but it may be bearing noise. The thought kinda hit me today as a possible culprit. Any thoughts?

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 06:37 PM

Are you hearing the noise when the brakes are applied or when cruising (no brakes)?

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 06:43 PM

If the "tire" noise continues in the rear after you rotate the tires, consider it a wheel bearing about to go.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 02:48 PM

Are you hearing the noise when the brakes are applied or when cruising (no brakes)?


When Cruising along. I don't think it's the culprit, but I was thinking how disc brake pads ride the rotor all the time. I will note that the last brake pads I had installed sounded like they were grinding right before the car stopped, and they were brand new.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 05:37 PM

Yeah metallic linings will make a sound like a metal brush first thing in the morning at that first stop sign at the corner of your street, then it goes away after a few moderate stops.

Like Sevensisters suggested, do a tire rotation to see if the noise moves around. Bearing noise won't develop suddenly unless you slide into a curb like someone I know. :-p

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 07:13 PM

could also be a bad rotor (if the brake pad's not riding on an even surface) Generally in that case the car will pull a bit to one side.
But if he pads are brand new they will make some noise for a day or two, think of it as breaking them in.




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