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 Post subject: Slight squeak from brakes on a l/h sharp turn...
Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:21 pm 
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Hi guys, I'm sure our cars ( at least mine) comes up with a new noise when it feels like it...anyway, mine's started over the last few months with a new one - on a sharp l/h turn , I can hear a very light noise occasionally like the brake on that side is dragging ever so slightly - noticed about an hour ago on a road that had those 10 kp/h one way things every 100 metres - as you flick the car to the left it sounds just for a second like a slight brake squeal....pulled the drum off to make sure everything's OK (brakes were rebuilt by a shop about a year ago) - everything's tight etc. but I noticed inside the drum, say 5 mm in from where the shoes are supposed to be rubbing, on the same face that it bolts up to the hub, theres a shiny witness mark - on the edge of the shoe there were a few points where it was also shiny (on the metal edge that the shoe material is bonded to) - I relieved these a little with a grinder but the sound is still there (although its mostly gone) - I'm thinking its the slight sideways play in the axle thats allowing it to contact. I've noticed just then that if I touch the brake pedal while its making the noise it stops instantly. Am I being paranoid here ? Should I just not worry about it? Any suggestions?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Slight squeak from brakes on a l/h sharp turn...
Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:12 pm 
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Rear wheel bearing?
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 Post subject: Re: Slight squeak from brakes on a l/h sharp turn...
Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:19 pm 
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SWC wrote:
Rear wheel bearing?

nah, just checked all that, seems fine...did a bit of googling after I posted, either the drum rubbing on backing plate or shoe edges under certain conditions seems to be quite common....I'll just keep an eye (ear) on it and see how it goes..

 

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