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Old 08-26-2002, 02:13   #1 (permalink)
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brake noise

guys just wanted some thoughts on a solution on my "creaky" brakes.

when ever the car lurches forward a little bit, or the brakes arent completely down, the brakes make a sort of creaky groan sort of noise (very hard to explain!)

i read in one of the previous threads that it is a good idea to put "brake grease" on the back of the brake pads - would this help solve the noise??

(pads and discs are still in good nick!)

any help on solutions to noisey brakes would be greatly appreciated

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Old 08-26-2002, 02:28   #2 (permalink)
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Do not put brake grease on the pads; use anti squeal adhesive like that made by PBR or CRC (Stop Squeal - Pink Goo).

However I wonder if it's the brakes or the shockies that are groaning (as a result of the weight transfer when you hit the brakes).
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thanks aussiblue but it doesnt happen when i hit the brakes and i doubt it would be from a big weight transfer cos i would probably be doing about 1/3 of a km an hour at the time
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What happens if you bounce on the front bumper while in your driveway: any noise?
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no noise whatsoever

to me it sounds like the brakes are sort of grabbing which is making the noise when the disc starts to spin?
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Old 08-26-2002, 03:15   #6 (permalink)
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I have found with harder compound pads this tends to happen. If you brake harder it goes away... right? At [very]slow speed I guess its the pads chaddering on disk... Any vibrations or pulling to one side on steering wheel? If not I wouldn't worry..{Wheel bearing tight?} .. I.M.O...
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thanks yeah not worried, brakes work fine, just doesnt sound the best thats all
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dry slides? i have it a while ago and the noise is hard to explain:)
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most OPEL vehicles make this noise, (barinas, astras, vectras) its just the pads grabbing the disc, OPELs have very soft discs and very hard pads, i have been told AUs have soft discs as well, i would not be concerned about the noise, however if it annoys you maybe try a differnt brand of pads in it or upgrade to cross drilled and slotted DBA's... :)
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This noise is normal and nothing to worry about IMO. However I have heard good things about the anti-squeal product.
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