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Old 01-30-2002, 20:45   #1 (permalink)
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confused Weird sound from behind my EF

When I take off, on my EF, I get this weird sound coming from the back, around the wheel area, but I can't work out which side it's coming from. I thought it might be a locked brake or something.
Does anyone have any idea what it could be? It sounds like 2 steel bits are rubbing up agains each other. Also, it only happens at one point of the rotation of the whell, so it's not contant, only when that part passes by, and only until I reach about 50km/h.
Then it stops. It does not sound when I'm braking or slowing down. Could it also be the diff?? Don't know just asking.

ANY help would be appreciated.

It's a stock 6, with a 5 speed manual box.
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Old 01-30-2002, 21:11   #2 (permalink)
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Two things come to mind! What is left in you brake pads? Maybe steel to steel,pads warnout. Or could be a stone stuck in caliper somewhere..Some pads or cars have a scrapper that scratches on disc to let you know that service is required.Simple but works!!
Diff full of oil???
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But it only happens when I'm taking off, not when I'm slowing down, so it can't be worn brake pads. I'll look into the diff oil thing tho.
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Old 01-31-2002, 04:41   #4 (permalink)
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A couple of possibilities:

1) Wheel bearings are rooted;
2) One of the brake discs (or drums, whichever) is warped and is rubbing the caliper.

If it's not constant and goes with the rotation of the wheel, check your rolling stock first. You're bound to find something wrong there.
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Old 01-31-2002, 16:45   #5 (permalink)
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i have exactly the same noise in my ef.. just started recently...
my rear left brakes may have a prob (just one pad is nearly worn right through, others are still half.. )
but i was thinking diff or bearing too..
im very interested if you find out what it is.... email me ghentboy@ghentboy.cjb.net if u fix it (or ill let u know if i do)
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Don't EF's and EL's (don't know about AU) have a park brake mechanism that's separate to the normal brake system? - ie. the park brake is a set of drum type brakes inside the rear hub - so maybe the park brake mechanism could be slightly out of adjustment?
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Old 01-31-2002, 20:53   #7 (permalink)
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All good suggestions.
Thank you... I appreciate them.
I will print all this out and take it home with me tonight to check it out either today or over the weekend. If anyone has anymore, please keep 'em coming... I wanna tackle all possible issues.
It's p*ss*ng me off, and I don't know if it's gonna get worse.
I've just heard some bad news about my dad's EF, Knox Ford told him today, after picking it up from a service that he might have a leaking head gasket. (bound to happen as it commonly does to EF's)
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Had the same prob in my AU2 rear right ahnd side. Turned out to be a loose axle bolt.
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If it is coming from behind, it could just be a commodore trying to keep up!
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Good Call!!
That happens often so you might be right!
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