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2002 Ford Explorer Question: New Brakes noise

 

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RyanHOWDY, Mchenry, IL, December 17, 2010, 05:49
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The car I have is actually a Ford Falcon XL Ute. I had heavy duty Bendix pads fixed to the front and regular cheaper bendix brakes fixed to the rear. I also had all rotors machined.

The sound I am getting is like that of a door catching after a car has been in an accident. Like a low pitch creaking noise.
The brakes only make this noise from a stop position as I am slowly releasing the brake and when I come to a complete stop it will briefly make the noise.
The noise appears to be coming from the front brakes, the heavy duty ones.
When I brake during driving in flight, the brakes make no noise at all and they seem to be working very good.

Should I be concerned by this?

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    dandd December 17, 2010, 13:56
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    Heavy duty brake pads are for just that, heavy duty use, like on large truck say an F-450 diesel. On a car, they will need to get pretty hot to stop squeaking and groaning etc. Unless your are racing, you don't need them. regular passenger car brakes are made to be much quieter under normal use.

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    RyanHOWDY, December 17, 2010, 18:53
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    He asked me if I wanted them as sometimes I carry a heavy load. Its a super cab ute with a large tray with two giant two tool boxes on each side.

    But thanks for the reply that heavy duty brakes are generally noisy. They don't squeak and squeel which is a blessing. They only groan/creak when I slowly release the brake from a standing position. I can live with that!

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