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Old 26 Apr 2004, 10:24 pm
Sime Sime is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Long Beach, CA, USA.
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Default The Rear Brake rattle that drives me Nuts - Help!

Hello peoples, new to your forum. I have a question and I wonder if anyone out there can help me (please). I just bought a 2nd hand 2002 PT Limited edition and love the car. Two things have been freaking me out.

The rear (disc) brake makes a vibrating/rattling/thrumming/'dok dok dok' noise when rolling slowly along. Pretty sure it's to do with the calipers as if you put your foot gently on the brake pedal the noise goes away. Could I be missing a retaining spring that holds the brake pad away from the rotor? It almost sounds like the exhaust pipe is tapping against the floor...I had Pep Boys check the car out and they could not find a thing wrong with the rear brakes (pads were replaced recently).

The Whine Noise. At idle there is a very wierd whine from the rear of the car - this is an auto. It's really high-pitched, almost like a 'test-signal' or pink noise (for those who know what that is). I cannot for the life of me figure out what's going on!

Any help or light that you could shed on this would really help. the car is great otherwise - just so damned versatile!

Thanks

Simon.
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