Re: 89 Sable brake crunch noise
On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 00:56:51 GMT, Backyard Mechanic
>Armchair observer opined in news:email@example.com:
>> My 89 Sable wagon had brake pads and shoes replaced at 110K miles. At
>> first the bakes were fine, but now at around 112K I am hearing a loud
>> crunching/chattering noise whenever coming to a full stop. The brakes
>> will be quiet until the last half second before the car stops - then
>> CRRRUNCH! The puzzling thing is that it seems to be coming from both
>> the front disc and back drum brakes. The shop that did the brake job
>> says that this noise is "normal."
>> Will this crunching noise go away as the brakes wear in? Will it get
>> worse? Is there anything that can be done to reduce the noise now?
>> Calling all Ford brake experts!
>Sorry... this is likely caused by the pad/lining material used.
The pads are new Ford parts. The rotors were aftermarket replacements.
Would changing the rotors help?