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1996 A4 Saloon (front wheel drive) Brakes issue !

Benner3 Sep 23, 2012

  1. Benner3

    Benner3 New Member

    Hi everybody ! Ongoing problem with brakes or possibly suspension ? I am experiencing vibration/grinding through the brake pedal as the car almost comes to a stop ie when the weight of the car shifts forward. (This does not occur if you apply the brakes gently whilst travelling at, say, 30mph). Have replaced all brake parts front and rear - pads, calipers, discs, mounting brackets and bled the system several times, so don't think there is any air there. Am now thinking it could be suspension related ie rubber bush mountings on wishbones/arms/anti roll bar etc ? Any suggestions ?
  2. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

    It's the ABS kicking in probably due to a cracked relucter ring on the front CV's. I assume you changed the ABS rings on the rear discs when you changed them?
  3. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    If the pedal vibrates at low speeds your ABS is kicking in.

    Its usually caused by damaged or corroded reluctor rings on one of the corners or a bad ABS sensor.
  4. Benner3

    Benner3 New Member

    Yes, rear reluctor rings were also replaced. Thanks for that guys, I'll investigate front ABS rings and all wheel sensors.

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