Rear Brake Noise

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Rear Brake Noise

Post by hambone » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:02 pm

I hear a rhythmic "tick tick tock" from the left rear drum upon braking. It's only noticeable right before stopping. Any suggestions before I pull the drum off? I think I'll try an adjustment first. Doesn't appear to be a CV issue, no noise on turns etc.
New brake shoes and springs last summer BTW.
Maybe a rock stuck up there? Bad spring?
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Re: Rear Brake Noise

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:40 pm

hambone wrote:I hear a rhythmic "tick tick tock" from the left rear drum upon braking. It's only noticeable right before stopping. Any suggestions before I pull the drum off? I think I'll try an adjustment first. Doesn't appear to be a CV issue, no noise on turns etc.
New brake shoes and springs last summer BTW.
Maybe a rock stuck up there? Bad spring?
Only upon braking? Think of the emergency brake hardware too. Look for shiny spots in the wrong places once you get in there.
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Re: Rear Brake Noise

Post by hambone » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:54 pm

It could also be this blasted climate, when surface rust builds up in .03 seconds. The rain this year has been continuous.
I don't like slight sounds in my cars, and then there's the 42 years of it clattering down horrible roads.
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Re: Rear Brake Noise

Post by Sluggo » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:18 am

Amskeptic wrote:Only upon braking? Think of the emergency brake hardware too. Look for shiny spots in the wrong places once you get in there.
Colin
I second this. Had it happen on my '72 and my current Bus. The orientation was just slightly off and the ticking/knocking only occurred when braking.
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