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#1 muza

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 04:21 PM

Hi

I've just had new brakes fitted all round - but the mechanic (friend of a friend) told me that, although he fitted new pads on the front, the brakes had plenty of life in them and so didn't need to be changed. (He was very adamant about this!)

I've since noticed a rubbing noise coming from what sounds like the brakes (noise comes on and off when driving)

As the original discs have a worn 'lip' on them, I have been advised that the new pads could be rubbing on the lip. Apparently this 'lip' can be shaved away to prevent any more rubbing. Is this advisable/safe? Or is it better to get new discs?

I really cant afford to spend much more money on the car at present as I've had a few other problems recently too - so cheapest option would be HIGHLY preferable!

Much obliged,

Murray

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#2 SierraYankee99

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:15 PM

Hi

I've just had new brakes fitted all round - but the mechanic (friend of a friend) told me that, although he fitted new pads on the front, the brakes had plenty of life in them and so didn't need to be changed. (He was very adamant about this!)

I've since noticed a rubbing noise coming from what sounds like the brakes (noise comes on and off when driving)

As the original discs have a worn 'lip' on them, I have been advised that the new pads could be rubbing on the lip. Apparently this 'lip' can be shaved away to prevent any more rubbing. Is this advisable/safe? Or is it better to get new discs?

I really cant afford to spend much more money on the car at present as I've had a few other problems recently too - so cheapest option would be HIGHLY preferable!

Much obliged,

Murray


Yeah the discs can be skimmed to get rid of the lip. Don't know how much it would cost but wouldn't recommend it if the discs are really bad. If not and you do decide to get them skimmed do so quickly cos that lip will be wearing the pads quicker than the rest of the disc.

#3 brunomedina

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 07:25 PM

I suggest you buy new disc is more safe and a new pads

More expensive but more safer

brakes is your securty , don't kidding with securty

( sorry an mistake in my text , i'm from brazil and my english is not to good yet )


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