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I've heard that moan a few times. You come to a stop, engage reverse and then when you start to back up, there's a bit of a moan that comes from the front brakes, especially if you slowly back up. Back up quick and sometimes there's a clunk. I never worried about it too much. Just seems to be the mechanical bits down there reseating slightly, going from forward to reverse.
I did have an interesting experience a couple years ago, in my '71 96 Sacrificial Winter Salt Driver. I was nearing home and slowed for this 90 degree corner and BANG went the brake and I saw something black go skittering across the road into the snowbank. Turned out I threw a front pad- I wish I could say "I threw a shoe", but that would have to be the back. I limped the 0.5 mile home. The edge of the caliper where the brake pad sits had worn after umpteen million brake applications and the pad finally slipped through. I fixed it by building up the edge with weld and grinding it smooth. This is a relatively common issue to watch for and I now check my VSaabs for wear in that area whenever I take the brakes apart.
eric in vermont (sorry for the digression)
Posts in this Thread:
- More Brakes, Greg Lemon , Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:20:56
- Re: More Brakes, eric in vermont , Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:30:25 <-- Viewing This Message
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