2000 Civic SE: Rattling noise while braking at low speeds

Discussion in 'Civic' started by S.K., Mar 23, 2005.

  1. S.K.

    S.K. Guest

    Every time when applying even slightest pressure on my brakes at
    speeds around 10-50 km/h (5-30 miles/h) I hear rattling noises.
    Sometimes a little bit of squeaking, too. It's very annoying.

    I went to authorized honda service for my 96 000 Km (60K miles) check
    up, and they kind of fixed the problem for a less then a week. I had
    no real problems with brakes so far. But noise got even worse.

    Also, I hear a squeaking noise in my front right part of the car when
    going over speed bumps, similar to squeaking noise while braking.

    2000 Honda Civic SE is canadian model, and of course it was used in
    cold canadian climate. Also, it was well maintained so far.

    Now, before I go to my 120 000 Km (75K miles) check up I would like to
    know is there any fix for this problem? Is there anyone else having
    similar problem?

    Thanks,
    S.K.
     
    S.K., Mar 23, 2005
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    Remco Guest

    When they fixed your problem, did it end up being brake related?

    If it is brake related, I am assuming you have disk brakes:
    Brake pads are supposed to have shims (very thin pieces of metal)
    installed on them. It could be that they forgot to put them on, are not
    installed correctly or they forgot to put a special compound between
    them and the brake pad.

    On my wife's 95 integra, I once found a metal cover loose which caused
    rattling -- although, I don't remember now if it made noise only when
    braking or all the time..
    It covers a portion of the back of the caliper.

    Hope you find it soon.
    Remco
     
    Remco, Mar 23, 2005
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    kceica Guest

    When problem was temporarily fixed they said to me
    nothing unusual was found with brakes. They just inspected
    the brakes and removed dirt. At least that's what they said.

    Personally I am not quite sure that problem is solely brakes related,
    because I don't have the problem while braking on the highway.

    I won't be surprised if brakes are not installed properly or at least
    adjusted properly. I have to do brakes check up soon and then I will
    have to ask them to check pads and shims carefully.

    To be honest I don't have a clue about cars but I will have to learn
    it soon because obviously I can't completely rely on other people to
    properly adjust and maintain my five years old honda civic.

    Yes, I forgot to mention that I have automatic transmission. Also, I am
    the first owner of this car and both my wife and myself took good care
    of it. And sometimes I have a habit to brake harder then needed.

    Thanks,
    S.K.
     
    kceica, Mar 23, 2005
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    kceica Guest

    I went for 120 000 km (75 000 miles) check up and most of the noises
    desapeared. Still I was able to hear some kind of squeaking sounds on
    very low speeds when braking. Then I went for service again, couple of
    days later, with complain and they did additional adjusting of the
    brakes at no additional charge. Now I don't hear any weird sounds but I
    was told by mechanic that sounds may come back again because my brakes
    are at the half of their lives.
    Eventualy, a year from now, I will have to change the pads, and
    service a rotor in order for problem to go away completely. It seems
    even functunal honda brakes are far from being ideal. They just develop
    all kind of weird noises over time. Servicing is helping to minimize
    the problem, but never completly.

    S.K.
     
    kceica, Apr 13, 2005
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  5. S.K.

    kceica Guest

    I went for 120 000 km (75 000 miles) check up and most of the noises
    desapeared. Still I was able to hear some kind of squeaking sounds on
    very low speeds when braking. Then I went for service again, couple of
    days later, with complain and they did additional adjusting of the
    brakes at no additional charge. Now I don't hear any weird sounds but I
    was told by mechanic that sounds may come back again because my brakes
    are at the half of their lives.
    Eventualy, a year from now, I will have to change the pads, and
    service a rotor in order for problem to go away completely. It seems
    even functunal honda brakes are far from being ideal. They just develop
    all kind of weird noises over time. Servicing is helping to minimize
    the problem, but never completly.

    S.K.
     
    kceica, Apr 13, 2005
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