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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by terrymcg, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. terrymcg
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    [Dec 20, 2006]
    When you are applying your brakes lightly and just before you come to a stand still does anyone hear a slight grinding noise like the pads meeting the disc? I have only noticed this today on my 2006 A3 2.0T.


    Like i say, i reckon its ok as it is not a horrible noise and it doesnt do it at speed, just as it is really slow and full force is not required to brake.

    Terry
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    Is it just from cold (or standstill)? If so I have had this on all my Audi's always been told not to worry and over the years it has never come to anything!
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    [Dec 21, 2006]
    Have you physically checked your pads?

    This sounds similar to the noise mine made when the discs and pads needed changing

    There is only one pad depth sensor on the front nearside pad.

    When I heard this noise it was comming from the rears, I had about 1mm of pad left but the discs had shrunk by more and the metal part of the pad, holding the actual braking pad was touching the disc.

    I now ignore my brake sensor and look at mine on a regular basis.

    They're fairly easy to change if the mood takes you, just do a search for EBC on this forum and there's some photos I did earlier
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    [Dec 21, 2006]
    Think he's got it sorted now...

    Crud from the road so the stealers say, but noise has gone!
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    [Dec 21, 2006]
    it could be a tiny piece of grit getting between the pad and disc, especially when the gritters are out and about now.
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