Re: Car Problems

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Old 02 Apr 2004, 11:31 am   #1 (permalink)
Jason James
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"Josh" <> wrote in message om...
> I was just driving to the store, I start the car, hit the break and
> back up, and hear from the front left this groaning and the brake
> pedal vibrating a bit. it does this for a little while but as i get
> going, it doesn't. Brake pads?? or rotor??
> thanks
> josh

Quite a few cars do this when braking while reversing. It has something to
do with the fact the brake-pad has worn itself into situ while the car has
been going in the other direction, then when everything is reversed, the
whole thing (rotor and pad/caliper) has to suddenly re-position itself in a
way which causes vibration due everything is not sitting to-gether (not sure
if I'm using the right description here) or as you accurately put it: makes
a moaning sound.

Surface rust built-up thru the night-dew on the rotor can also cause a noise
on the first brake the next morning,...however, just to be sure, its not a
bad idea to check your pads have not worn to minimum or less as well.


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