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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-25-2000, 01:57 AM
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annoying brakes

I put in a locker just a few weeks ago. Since then, I have been hearing a noise when I brake. It comes from the rear and it does it when I lightly have my foot on the brake, but stops when I push harder. It is a creaking that is related to the tire RPM, and it creaks once with each revolution of the tire. The sounds (especially at lower speeds) could even be described as being like when a wooden chair is loose and creaks a little as you move around/rock in it. Anyone experience this before? It seems to be getting louder.

Also, anyone have a problem with keeping the spare tire carrier tight? I can not keep the screws tight and every little bump makes the thing squeak.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-25-2000, 07:15 PM
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Re: annoying brakes

do you have any type of trim rings on the wheels? if so, perhaps one is flexing as it rotates. i've heard wheel covers do this. could you have a loose or cracked weld on one of the rims? all wheel nuts tightened to spec?

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Re: annoying brakes

A chrome beauty ring is a very good idea, but unfortunately, I don't have those. I could easily see the sounds being that if I had them, that is what it sounds like. I have checked the wheel nuts and the brake drum nuts. Thanks for the idea though, any more?

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Re: annoying brakes

a crack in a brake drum or disc?

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Re: annoying brakes

Ok...I'm guessing that you may have gotten the backing plate, or the dust cover, or the drum itself (they're a tight fit)
a little off center sitting on the axle. With every rotation it scrapes just a hair, enough to cause that sqeak.

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