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After driving forward, if I drive in reverse and then hit the brakes, there is a slight thud, like there is some play in the calipers. If I go forward again and hit the brakes, same thing... so basically, brake in the opposite direction of the last time I applied the brakes. Normal? It only happens after a direction change.
 

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Re: Brake noise (s60rdood)

The pads move in the calipers. It didn't happen with the old brake pads (which squealed like a pig), but the new design seems to move quite a bit. I've been assured that it's a completely normal condition of the new pad/dampener design, and I much prefer it to the squealing.
 

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Re: Brake noise (Grendel)

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I've been assured that it's a completely normal condition of the new pad/dampener design, and I much prefer it to the squealing.

Hey, don't get me wrong... If I have to choose between squeeling that makes my eyes tear up, and a suttle "thud", believe me, I'm takin the thud. I just had to check... Thanks for the help, all.
 

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Re: Brake noise (JOSBRO)

I have the exact same thing. It is normal. What I do to eliminate this noise is keep constant pressure on the brakes when I am in reverse (going out of the driveway) then when I come to a complet stop (with my foot still on the brakes) I engage to a drive gear (again while having pressure on the brakes) roll a little and then take your foot off of the brake and go. The little bit of pressure on the brake after engaging the opposite gear and rolling a little is what seats the pads and keeps them from moving untill you change direction again. I hope this makes sense, Rick
 

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Re: Brake noise (Mash)

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I have the exact same thing. It is normal. What I do to eliminate this noise is keep constant pressure on the brakes when I am in reverse (going out of the driveway) then when I come to a complet stop (with my foot still on the brakes) I engage to a drive gear (again while having pressure on the brakes) roll a little and then take your foot off of the brake and go. The little bit of pressure on the brake after engaging the opposite gear is what seats the pads and keeps them from moving untill you change direction again. I hope this makes sense, Rick

whew... didn't catch all of it, but I might have the jist. It really doesn't bother me too much... NOT LIKE THE RATTLE (JRL said its the dual mass flywheel) WHEN POWERING DOWN!!!
embarrassing
 

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Re: Brake noise (Mash)

Quote, originally posted by Mash »
I have the exact same thing. It is normal. What I do to eliminate this noise is keep constant pressure on the brakes when I am in reverse (going out of the driveway) then when I come to a complet stop (with my foot still on the brakes) I engage to a drive gear (again while having pressure on the brakes) roll a little and then take your foot off of the brake and go. The little bit of pressure on the brake after engaging the opposite gear and rolling a little is what seats the pads and keeps them from moving untill you change direction again. I hope this makes sense, Rick

I would think this technique would really require 3 feet to do with a manual tranny
 
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