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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:53 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
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hmmm
Mulled wine. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:41 pm 
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yoeddynz wrote:
hmmm
Mulled wine. :D


What he said. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:00 pm 
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Hi dirtjumper as its cold outside and you dont fancy taking bits apart if you have a look at your front wheel if it looks to have rusty dust on the rim then your pads are worn out and the disc's are proberly shot aswell
Cheers toad


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:24 pm 
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If it makes a grinding rumbling sort of noise going around a corner and the brakes aren't on, check the wheel bearings too. Greab the tyre at the top and try to rock it. If there is any movement the bearing is on it's way out.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:38 pm 
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cheers guys :D its booked into a garage next wednesday so it'l be sorted :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:42 pm 
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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
If there is any movement the bearing is on it's way out.



as could be the strut top bearing and lower ball joint both very prone on ford escorts :wink:
but off reading the guys posts it sounds very like he has worn the pads down to metal so new discs and pads sound like the order of the day 8)
not expensive on a escort
and if your not competent take it to someone who is
you only get 1 chance with brakes :shock:

rob


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