t44 brakes: loud moaning (haunted?)
chrisdyer at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 26 14:55:11 EDT 2004
Car is a 1987 5kcstq. Car has stock rotors and pads, except front disks are
Ate Powerdisk (the ones w/the flower pattern grooves). The Ate's were
installed about 4 years ago.
Anyway, about the last 9 mos or so, very loud moaning can be heard in the
passenger cabin when applying brakes. Only happens in situations where
brakes would be very hot, like aggressive city driving--stop, zoom, stop,
zoom, stop, etc. This moan is LOUD--similar to a large truck's moan when it
brakes to a stop. (the moan means it's working!) Moan only seems to come
from the front of the car.
Brake fade and distance don't seem to be affected, nor is there any
vibration, chatter, or steering change. Brake fluid looks good (flushed
last year) and level is normal, no leaks it seems. Any ideas? Car's going
into wrench in a couple of weeks--sometimes I have use the list to steer
them in the right direction and/or get parts from Rod in advance. ;)
from chrisdyer at hotmail.com
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