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Old 28 Jul 2010, 09:54 am
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I have an 02' PT.When I first leave my driveway in the morning the brake noise is terrible.It does go away within a couple of miles.I have checked pads & rotors,both are fine.My local mechanic says this is a "normal' problem for PT's.What say you guys?
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Old 28 Jul 2010, 11:00 am
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Welcome to the Forum GIZZY!!! What kind of noise, scraping or dragging, IF you have changed pads before you noticed the noise, maybe the brake clip was put in backwards.

Has the noise just started or have you always had this noise. I put new pads on and as I live in Florida where the humidity is high, I heard a dragging noise until I depressed the brake pedal and wiped the rust off of the rotor. After a few times, no noise!!!

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Old 28 Jul 2010, 11:04 am
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Thanks for the friendly welcome...It sounds like what you described,rust.It does go away fairly quickly.I was just wondering if I was the only one with this noise.
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Old 28 Jul 2010, 02:58 pm
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Nope, your not the only one. Mine, even with upgraded drilled rotors and Hawk Performance brake pads squeals like a poked pig as I'm coming out of the garage. I think it's all this humidity that overnight builds a thin film of "rust" on the rotors. As you say, in less than a minute it's gone. I usually get up to about 25-35mph and lightly hit the brakes and it cleans them off and the squealing is gone.
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Old 12 Sep 2010, 02:25 am
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My 04 back brakes sound like it metal on metal it is horrible. took it to break shop he says pads and rotors are just fine! Ugh!
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Old 21 Sep 2010, 10:14 pm
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I just bought a used 07. it made a loud whooooo sound almost like wind, not a screach, from the front left when I first drove it home it had been sitting on the dealer lot-also heard it for about a mile the next morning. When I put light pressure on the brakes it goes away. Heard it for the one night and the next morning not for the next 2 days I hope it is ok. Could this be moisture or rust on brakes?
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