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Stewie316

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In Topic: Chirping Sound From The Brakes?

26 June 2015 - 09:40 AM

When you stomp the brake pedal all the way to floor it engages the back brakes as well.  You should hear a creaking noise from the drum brakes with the brake pedal all the way to the floor.  Similar sound to having the handbrake on and it creaking when it takes the full weight of the car.   I didn't know this either. 

 

i went back to the local repair shop and they had told me all they did was replace the brake pads and discs and that was that. 

 

I i could've sworn he said he adjusted something but i dont know.  I just know that scratching, creaking sounds are all gone.  So either i got a bad set of brake pads or the disc was warped in some way.  But the brake pads from Ford which had motorcraft on the backside are totally dinged sanded and look as if someone took a hammer to it.  I dont want to say this will fix your issue but i'd take it to a local repair shop that you can trust.  I used one from the good garage scheme if you get nowhere from your local dealer.


In Topic: Chirping Sound From The Brakes?

25 June 2015 - 06:50 PM

Have you had the handbrake adjusted by any chance?  My local garage took the car and he went out with me and saw all the noises.  Decided lets replace the discs and pads to make sure.  The noise was worse so they decided to check the slack and loosen up the brakes considering how firm they where.  Problem solved and no more issues.  I actually cant believe it.  No more werid horrible noices.  I have yet to go back tomorrow and triple check it was how tight and firm the brakes where to begin with,  Ford had made a terrible mess of the brake pads i had purchased from them.  They had uncessory cuts and dings in them from them thinking it was the pads and they still squeeked to high heaven.

 

I also think the brakes are electronically adjusted and can be slightly adjusted manually.  So the adjustment manually did the trick.  Something the local dealer didn't have the equipment to change it electronically.

 

I almost want to take the pads back that i purchased in December 14 and say refund me...  Either way new pads, discs and brakes that dont make me feel as if i'm going through the windscreen anymore.  braking is quiet as can be and sharp when i need it.  Just goes to show it's not the quality of the products that matters but the quality of work put into it.


In Topic: Chirping Sound From The Brakes?

24 June 2015 - 06:42 PM

That is your safest bet and if you are not pleased with how your first option looked at it, then take it for a second opinion.  I wonder about the wheel bearing having a little play.  Bearing might not be making noises yet but if it's got play it could cause the brake pads to rub.  This should all be checked though.  Million different ways it could be making this noise and sometimes it might be worth jacking the car up and taking the wheel off to inspect it yourself.  I am myself thinking about this if they dont find any problems.  The video tells all! lol


In Topic: Chirping Sound From The Brakes?

23 June 2015 - 12:19 PM

oh wow, 47 seconds!  Does sound like possibly a mis aligned disc.   check this out that sound made me think the same.

https://youtu.be/5N-BAQ8LUUg?t=3m2s

 

  Dont rule out  a possible sticky brake pad or other object hitting the disc.  Needs sorting though.


In Topic: Chirping Sound From The Brakes?

22 June 2015 - 10:56 PM

I dont have a solution but im sending mine in on Thursday to have it checked again.  Do you find your brakes are excessively firm by any chance?  Mine will make an awful creaking noise as if my brakes are hyper extending past it's maximum point which seems to be 1/3 of the way of the brake pedal.  If i push the brake pedal any further i end up with this noise.

 

 

Another thing i'm wondering is if whether or not they are releasing fully or if they are sticking/moving.  Thus causing the rubbing effect.  If your's is louder they might be hitting the rotor more.  This should show excessive wear somewhere.