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Brakes grinding

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by tibbs, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. tibbs
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    [Nov 8, 2005]
    Anyone experiencing their brakes grinding when applied? It also gets worse at the rear brakes when reversing
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    [Nov 8, 2005]
    How old is the car?

    Have your worn through the disk pads? Are the disc rotors rusty?
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    It's only 6 months old with 11k mls on it, there appears to be loads left on the pads though
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    [Nov 8, 2005]
    Been driving on any recently resurfaced roads recently? You have got one or more little stones caught between the disc back-plate and the disk
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    [Nov 8, 2005]
    My car has developed an intermittent squeak from one of the wheels when coasting to a halt with no brakes applied. My local stealer sent one of their monkeys out in the car with me and he agreed it was making a noise.

    He put the car on a platform and spun the wheels, trying to replicate the noise but failed.

    The final conclusion was that it might be a bit of grit making the noise(which wouldn't be covered by warranty), but it would cost me something like £140 to find out.

    So I didn't bother, and it still squeaks. It's just another noise to go with the rattles and hums. I wonder when it'll go bang?
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    [Nov 9, 2005]
    Try jet washing the wheels/brakes. Should shift any **** stuck in there. Build up of brake dust often squeaks (been driving like your gran?)
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