Brake Noise

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by joseph.a.hart, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. joseph.a.hart

    joseph.a.hart Member

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    Quick question, is it normal to hear slight "rubbing" of the front brake when making turns? I dont hear it when going straight or when on the highway, just when I am making slow turns around the house.
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    A slight "swishing" sound may be heard (especially if you have "floating" multi-piece discs). If more than that, like a "moaning sound" it is likely your caliper pistons are sticking due to dry/rusty pivot pins or grunge in the piston bores that may have worked their way past the seals. You may try doing caliper service using simple handtools, Brakleen and shoe lace method per Gliders self help tip...quick and easy. Might be a good time to check if the pads are worn evenly, if one pad is worn more than the other it definitely means service is needed.

    http://www.hdtalking.com/brakes_tires_and_wheels/2887-brake_caliper_maintenance.html
     
  3. joseph.a.hart

    joseph.a.hart Member

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    Thanks a lot, will check out link.