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Sticky brakes..

pburv Jul 21, 2016

  1. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Not sure if it's been discussed before but every time there is any hint of rain the brakes on my car make an awful noise when I set off..It's quite embarrassing when people look round at my car when the rear discs release with a loud 'clunk'....What experience do you guys have ? and what do you recommend to stop this happening....
    Cheers :friends:
     
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  3. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Hmm if I wash mine like properly jetwash so lots of water on the discs then park it up over the weekend it will do this on the Monday. Sounds like yours is with much less water and more frequent ?
     
  4. Simon L

    Simon L Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    Nope never had that Paul, not even after jet-washing them........................someone's bound to know though...........................:whistle2:
     
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  5. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Yep every time there is rain it does it..****** annoying..Was wondering if pressing the brake button a few times would be the answer?
     
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  6. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Cheers Simon..:friends:
     
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  7. Scottyg

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    There is a fix. But for the life of me I can't remember what it is. Think it's something to do with copper greasing the calipers. Mines was doing it till I put it in for service in March and mentioned it. Hasn't done it since and it's rained heavily up here A LOT since then.
     
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  8. pburv

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    It rained for an hour yesterday at work in the morning.By the time I finished work 7 hours later they did this....Grrrrr
     
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  9. pburv

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    That sounds like a good fix Scotty...Thanks:friends:
     
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  10. Scottyg

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    My Insignia (three cars ago) did this badly and it was the same fix. :friends:
     
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  11. pburv

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    I will ask the guys across the road from my workplace to sort it for me...They owe me a favour or two..lol
    will let you know how I get on..:salute:
     
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  13. Daveotto

    Daveotto Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Mine does the same after jet washing, but not after "normal" heavy rain.
     
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  14. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    None of these symptoms mate sorry but l am sure a wee phone call to your local uber friendly Audi dealership will go a bit of the way to resolving your issue.
     
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  15. pburv

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    Cheers buddy...I will give the guys across the road from my works a shout first failing that Audi will be getting a call from me...:friends:
     
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  16. HawkeyeS3

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    All my cars do it, bit of surface rust on the brakes is all it is, which quickly cleans off as soon as the pads touch them. Couple of dabs of the anchors as I reverse off and all is well.

    Only way to resolve is to fit aftermarket discs made from a different material I believe. Which is a bit excessive....LOL
     
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  17. pburv

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    Well the brakes are getting sorted as I type this. All done free of charge:yahoo:
    Hopefully no more clunking brakes.
    Thanks everyone for all your helpfull input..:friends:
     
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  18. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Excellent news mate - what's the fix ?
     
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  19. pburv

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    Copper grease behind the pads and on the rails of the carriers.Hopefully that will sort it :yes:
     
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  20. Simon L

    Simon L Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    All's well that ends well ol kiddy :)
     
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  21. pburv

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    Cheers 'grandadio'.....:whistle2:
    Just need it to rain now and find out if my freebie fix was worth the effort...lol
     
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  22. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist

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    good stuff!
    OT here
    is there a easy way to see peoples cars to the profile name? IIRC there used to be a section somewhere on the profile 'garage' where you can easily see and put a name to the car? i know there is a section 'post your pics of your cars' but dont want to trawl through pages and pages
     
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  23. pburv

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    Sorry can't help you with your question ras..
    Here is a picture of my car...:friends: DSC_0411.JPG
     
  24. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist

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    Very very nice
     
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    Thanks..:friends:
     
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