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Blasted noisy brakes!
Posted 23 January 2005 - 05:46 PM
Once the car has been driven for 10-15 minutes the brakes start a constant squeal that only goes away when I touch the brake pedal (of course, that's when a different chorus of squeaks and shrieks takes over, but that is bearable). The brakes make louder howls as I drive around curves (still without any pressure on the brake pedal).
The only way to get the noise to stop is to pull off the road and stomp on the brake a few times. Then it's quiet until the next time I use the brakes, when it all starts up again.
Anybody got any ideas what I should do? Should I even bother? Dang, I should've gone to Smart Service in the first place....
Posted 23 January 2005 - 06:40 PM
I guess I would have two appoaches depending on which car it was. If it was the old one I would do minimum maintence until it dies. On the late model one I would keep serviceing it as well as possible. It sounds to me like sticking brakes and if its calipers it can be expensive. If it just requires the lube its not too bad.
I have been sick but I managed to do a brake inspection and lube on my Forester today. It took me about an hour for the front and an hour for the rear and most of the time is jacking and blocking up in the yard here.
Posted 23 January 2005 - 08:20 PM
Posted 24 January 2005 - 02:18 AM
Posted 24 January 2005 - 02:40 AM
The red paint they cover them with extends to the edge of the pads . After they seat in a bit that paint lifts and acts like a brake detector and causes your noise . What you can do is TRY and camphor the edges of the pads ,but this is only a temporary fix because the pad wear back down to the paint again and it starts all over
This is only a guess
Posted 25 January 2005 - 10:44 PM
I called Smart Service. Just guessing over the phone from my description, Thomas thought maybe my brake fluid was contaminated. The noise only happens when the car has been driven for a while, which would allow the fluid to get hot and expand and start jamming up. (brakes are quiet when the car is cold)
After I get paid next week I'll pay a visit to Twobaru's new best friends at Smart Service.
Posted 26 January 2005 - 01:16 AM
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