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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-06-2016, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Intermittent Noise While Driving/braking

Hey all! Been a long time since I was last on. My car has been making some intermittent noises lately, it can occur when braking, sometimes while driving and even in reverse at times. It doesn't sound "grindy" either. More like a vibrating noise. My brake light will sometimes flash on/off, but very rarely, and I'm not sure if its related at all. I haven't noticed any issues in braking performance, but I cant even tell if its my front disks or my rear drums that's making the sound either, its hard to pin down where its coming from. Bad pads wouldn't make noise in drive or reverse, right? So wouldn't have to be the disks?

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I forgot to mention that there are days where it wouldn't make any sound at all. Also, my brake fluid is full, and a little dirty.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-06-2016, 11:18 AM
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Are your front brake pads worn to the screamer maybe?

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That is a good point, those pads are the same since I first got the car. About time for new ones, heck maybe I should just replace both pads and disks to be safe.
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I would, if you are going to do it yourself you may want to by a brake kit too, it includes new slider pins, boots and stainless pad seats.
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It's a super easy job, and you'll save quite a bit of money doing it yourself.



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Awesome vid, this will be a fun little weekend project!
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It's a good video, but with a few flaws, you should remove the old grease on the slide pins and clean the hole where they go into then add new grease. You should also grease the seats where the pads sit which he never did.

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So I basically rebuilt the front brakes. New pads and rotors, plus fresh lube. Smooth as butter, BUT as it turns out, it's the rear drums that are screaming. I intend to redo those pretty soon. New hardware, shoes and drums.
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Might just need cleaning on those rear drums.
Normal usage would be 2 or 3 front rebuilds to 1 read drum rebuild.
Note your break fluid level, pull rear drums to look for wheel cylinder leaks, measure shoe thickness, if shoes are good,
Clean and reinstall. Dont forget E-brake cable.
Noise on drum could very easily be casued from a little bit of DOT-3 from a $12 wheel cylinder and brake dust.
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Ok. I'll give them a good cleaning/inspection first. Brake fluid level is good, but a little dark.
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