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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:51 pm 
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my car has started making a scraping sound when i put the brakes on. its coming from the front left hand side :shock: it also does it when i turn hard left and does it for a few seconds after i've put the brakes on hard then it wears off :cry: :cry: :cry:
car is a 1998 ford escort :oops:

any ideas would be much appreciated

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:54 pm 
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Check your brake pads. It sounds like your down to the rivets. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:56 pm 
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cherrybomb wrote:
Check your brake pads. It sounds like your down to the rivets. :wink:


ok cool, can i check them myself, is it easy? how do i check?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:58 pm 
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do you rag it hard :lol:

when was the last time you checked your pads ?

whip the wheel off and have a looksie , the disc shouldnt have any lip at the edge , if it does itl need new discs and pads

any sound when you have it on full lock and power hard ? or is it just braking ? any play in the wheel bearing ?


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perry wrote:
do you rag it hard :lol:

when was the last time you checked your pads ?

whip the wheel off and have a looksie , the disc shouldnt have any lip at the edge , if it does itl need new discs and pads

any sound when you have it on full lock and power hard ? or is it just braking ? any play in the wheel bearing ?


no i dont really drive it hard. i do alot of miles in it tho.

it makes the sound when i turn hard left while driving as well as braking. the disc has no lip but it is kind scratched half between the outside and the centre looks like something is scraping on it. how do i check the wheel bearing?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:04 pm 
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take it kwik fit m8,let the pros do it in 30 mins flat and save you the hassle.wont be expensive.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:12 pm 
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with the car up on an axle stand hold the wheel at 12 and 6 and rock it gently to test for play

sounds like you might have a stone caught if its scored the disc


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:14 pm 
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Some makes of pad have a metal tab which is designed to make a horrible noise when the pads need replacing by scraping on the disk, but if the disk is scored it could be that the pads have worn down to the metal backing plates.
If you're not confident with cars, I'd do as has been recommended and pop into somewhere like Kwikfit (other tyre companies are available) and let them have a look see.

Just because it makes a noise when you turn doesn't mean the wheel bearings need adjusting, but they may do however they can check them too.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:17 pm 
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perry wrote:
sounds like you might have a stone caught if its scored the disc


I thought that, but stones normally make a noise all the time not just when you brake. In fact they can sound worse when you're not braking.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:21 pm 
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"I thought that, but stones normally make a noise all the time not just when you brake. In fact they can sound worse when you're not braking."

good point :oops: but my excuse is a fresh batch of mulled wine :lol:


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