HELP!! Knocking sound from offside front brake on car and about to go to France
You can’t misalign the caliper but it could be possible that the disk is not square – they might have taken the disk off in the process of replacement of the coil. It might be the case that the pads wear in over more miles and alleviate the situation. Probably not a problem in the short term, but might need some new pads earlier than normal. A guy at work was driving his car with his handbrake partially engaged for years due to a seized mechanism and he didn’t spontaneously combust.Posted 2 years agoslackaliceMember
Could be a number of reasons, some of which are above. Are the wheel nuts torqued correctly? Another possibility is a binding brake due to sticky caliper or pads not moving and retracting properly. Could well be wheel bearing, with the rotor dissipating the heat before it gets to the wheel.
Sort before leaving would be my vote as they all have potential to be rather inconvenient.
Good luckPosted 2 years ago
Cheers for the replies so far, definitely think it’s brake related as zero noise pre service.
It’s not pulling to the left at all and mpg remained steady yesterday.
As I did 350 miles yesterday and I didn’t blow up I’m going to risk 30 miles Plymouth today and 60 tomorrow. Got euro cover as it’s a company car to so will give them a call from France.Posted 2 years ago
Had my car serviced on Wednesday and they replaced the offside front suspension coil.
When I set off cold there is a tsk tsk tsk from the offside front brake, loud when the brake is applied, which quietens as things warm up but at the end of a drive from Leeds the Bodmin yesterday the disc was Red hot.
The rim remains cool.
I’m thinking misaligned caliper but any thoughts?
I’m on a ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff this afternoon to no time to sort in the UK.Posted 2 years ago
Update- just had it up on a jack and it spin with some resistance but there is a definite sticking point that it passes.
Randomly there has been an RAC man with another car where we are so had a chat and he thinks it’s likely pad alignment and said it it was serious the brakes would have overheated and failed by now, going to get it looked at in France.Posted 2 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
It’s not a stone stuck in it us it…I picked a mate up once, that had a pebble driveway. Once back on the road could hear a tick, tick noise. Was a pebble lodged in it.
Other issue might be a badly fitted pad retaining clip. Local garage fitted ours in a hurry once, & didn’t fit the clip properly. That was a tick, tick noise before the clip fell off. From then on it rattled constantly, but was only audible with the car windows open.Posted 2 years agosharkbaitMember
Possible seized calliper piston (garage would have pushed it in when replacing the spring) or pads not seated correctly.
If the wheel gets hot then it’s probably the piston, in which case it’s a replacement calliper.
edit; didn’t read your update with the info from the RAC man 😳Posted 2 years ago
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