Breaks making noise when I apply them at stop

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by ravi, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. ravi

    ravi Guest

    I have a honda civic 1993...My breaks make noise when I press them at a
    stop sign or any any intersection, when the car is completely stopped.
    I don't get a noise when I press them during driving. I had my pads,
    rotor, and wheel cylinder replaced only within last month or so. In
    fact, got the wheel cylinders changed only like 2-3 days ago. The noise
    is like grrrrr... something.. It seems that it is coming from behind of
    the car, somewhere close to the closet.

    Any ideas?
    ravi, Jul 21, 2006
  2. --------------------------------------------

    You said the noise is close to the closet . . . Are we talking about a
    MOTORHOME, or a '93 Honda Civic? :)
    Please describe the Grrrr better too. Is it steel on steel or like a
    fingernail on chalk board? Other? How does this noise compare with the
    noise described in you owner's manual (brakes worn)?

    'Curly Q. Links', Jul 21, 2006
  3. ravi

    jim beam Guest

    are the pads oem or aftermarket? is the car automatic? if yes to both,
    it's creeping forward and the pads making noise. either press the BRAKE
    pedal harder or replace the pads.
    jim beam, Jul 22, 2006
  4. ravi

    TeGGeR® Guest

    Does the "grrr" sound like a metallic grinding noise, or does it sound like
    the bump-bump-bump noise you get when you run your hand down a rubber

    If it's the rubber balloon thing, this is common with FRONT DISC brakes and
    automatic transmissions, especially with aftermarket pads or with humid
    weather. The symptoms show up most if you are stopped at a light,
    and you let off the brakes **just enough** to allow the car to creep
    forwards **very** slightly.

    If you are using dealer pads, it's the front brakes, you have an auto
    tranny, and it's the rubber balloon sound, don't worry about it. When the
    humidity goes down, the noise will lessen.
    TeGGeR®, Jul 22, 2006
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