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Old 30 Jun 2015, 09:46 pm
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Default Front Brakes, Grinding Noise

Hey, Whats up?

I have been hearing this grinding noise when ever I brake from high speed (60-100k/m), and some time from low speeds like (25-30km/h) to a complete stop. I thought it was my brakes warning me the brake bads are going bad, but I've changed them. So I went to the store yesterday and bought pads and rotors, and when I took a part the calipers, the brake pads that were on the brake were in good condition, they had a lot of life left in them (60-70% left).

So i'm going to return the pads and the rotors, and I can't figure out which might be causing this? (control arm, bush....)

Thanks for reading, cheers.
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Old 30 Jun 2015, 11:06 pm
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Default Re: Front Brakes, Grinding Noise

I would suggest you check to see if there is a ridge on the edge of the rotor disks themselves. If it is too high then it will grind. If there is a ridge you need to measure the rotors and see if they are worn down to the point where they need replacement for safety. Check both sides of the rotor disks.

If there is no ridge then I would suggest you check the calipers. You may need to clean the calipers if they are not sliding correctly.

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