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rotors and brake pads help?

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#1 crowheart


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Posted 08 January 2005 - 04:50 PM

I just had my front and rear rotors and brake pads replaced on my 96 legacy at an independent shop I trust. The mechanic told me I would here some noise while these parts wear in (or something to that effect) the problem is every time I make a right turn I hear noise coming from the back of the car. I took the car right back and they thought it was a plate? (I forgot what they said) after checking they said that wasn't the problem they heard the noise and said it should go away after about 150 miles after proper wear. Does this sound feasible? I am not a gear head and I know very little about cars any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated . Thanks....

#2 idosubaru


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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:09 PM

it could go away. it could stay forever. you have a tiny disk only a few inches across stopping thousands of pounds of vehicle, it's not difficult for some of the energy to get dissipated into sound instead of heat. a brake job *normally* doesnt' make noise, but it's not unheard of, no pun intended. ask him what kind of pads he used. a different set or manufacturer of pads may help if the problem won't go away and is unresolvable and intolerable.

i wouldn't call this an immediate concern so long as he didn't forget to tighten something. noisey brakes aren't a safety hazard (unless someone did something really stupid).

i'd probably give him the benefit of the doubt if you trust him and wait a couple days. i wouldn't wait more than a week if you really want him to resolve this for you. brakes are so easy to do, with the wheel off for disk brakes the pads come out by removing ONE bolt. so he should be able to check it very easily.

#3 lmdew



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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:12 PM

With new rotors and pads, there should be very little if any noise! I'd drive is some and see if you can identify specifically where its coming from and when it happens. How do the brakes work? If they are working fine, they may have just bent a part a little and it is hitting sometime. Have them check it again after a few more miles.

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