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Old 11 Aug 2004, 07:48 pm
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As i was goin back home, i had my windows down and cruising at about 25 mph . As i hit the brake i hear a sound goin like "Tss Tss Tss Tss Tsssssss(when complete Stop)"

Am not sure what it is , but i will really appretiate all the advice given from you guys.

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Old 11 Aug 2004, 09:25 pm
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It could be a number of things. How many miles on current brakes? Are they drum or disks, or a combiation of both ? Has the car been sitting
for a while ? Has it been moist or extremly humid out ? All of those things may have caused the sound you mentioned. It could also be a brake that is not operating properly and just slightly drags instead of applying full force as it should.[B)]
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Old 11 Aug 2004, 09:29 pm
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its a 2003 TE , i bought it in Feb/04 , i have about 12000 kms on it . The car has not been sitting , its a daily drive. temperature in here r high and it is very humid . Four disk brakes
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Could be the humidity. If mine sits over night or at work when I start out there is some scraping. Not long though, maybe 3 or 4 brakings. It always seems to be right rear !!!
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I hear it, too. Have heard it on other cars I've had. I believe it's slight warp in discs - the Tss is when high spots hit - unless the pedal vibrates when you brake, I wouldn;t worry about it (I don't).
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so will the sound go away then ?
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I believe that quicksilver is right. Mine used to do that when I first got it...You don't notice the sound unless you are going at a low rate of speed. The high speed braking eliminates the sound. It probably wouldn't hurt to take it in and have the rotors turned.
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It probably wouldn't hurt to take it in and have the rotors turned.
Except you'll have even less thickness to dissipate heat which is what causes warping to begin with... [:I]
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True Very True. With that small amount of miles on it, I would just make them replace the damned things.
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I hear it, too. Have heard it on other cars I've had. I believe it's slight warp in discs - the Tss is when high spots hit - unless the pedal vibrates when you brake, I wouldn;t worry about it (I don't).
Rust on the rotors: I get that whenever the wee beasty sits for a few days, especially if it rains. It is uneven sometimes because the pads protect a portion of the rotors from rusting. After a few stops the problem goes away.

And with NYC traffic, it does not take long to do enough braking to clean the rotors.

As for vibration: I often get that wonderful foot massage when stopping hard enough to trigger the ABS. I figure I paid extra for the ABS, I might as well get some use out of it.
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