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    Rear Brake Drums - Squeeling and Grinding

    Mk: (G) 4
    Model: Sport
    Engine Size: 1.6 16V
    Year/Reg: T
    Doors: 3
    What is happening? Squeeling and Grinding Drum(s)
    When is it happening? Nearly everytime I brake


    Hiya Guys. Recently had my front discs and pads replaced as they were badly worn. Got the car back and everything was cool. After a few days I noticed some squeeling from the brakes, I assumed it just needed some copper slip on them or something... it started to get annoying and I could also hear some sort of grinding noise which I swear came from the front passenger side wheel. So I took it back, the mechanic took the front wheels off did everything he could but couldnt find a fault. He said the pads came with Copper Slip, so it wasnt that, they was not warped etc...

    So now a few days later (friday just gone) I braked when my stereo was off and the most awful grinding noise from the rear could be heard. I immediately thought rear drum. The noise was intermittant at first, but this morning its everytime I brake, even lightly.

    I phoned mechanic and he will look at it on Weds. Im not sure what to expect.

    So the questions are:

    * Could it be the brake drum? Or something else?
    * What are the internal workings of a drum? Im not sure how they work.
    * What sort of price am I looking at for a drum?
    * Would it be the drum that needs replacing or are there internal bits?

    Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

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    G rear brakes sometimes need cleaning and each corner needs chamfering (spelling :roll: ). Then that should do it
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    mine did this on my astra F mk3. i put up with it for ages, then just got some rear disks instead, lol. sorry not much help.

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    He will clean it all up, score the shoes with grit paper, do the same on the drum, maybe take the leading edge off the shoes, copperslip the shoe edges that contact the back plate, and that will cure it.

    You will get charged 1 hours labour plus £5 for comsumubles
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    Thanks Nrj
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    make sure he doesn't just say "i'll clean it". when mine started making a grinding noise, i took it to a garage, the guy said he'd clean them out, charged me £15, and as i applied the brakes coming out of the garage, the grinding was still there

    make sure he actually does what nrj said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richie Rich
    Thanks Nrj
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nrj
    Quote Originally Posted by Richie Rich
    Thanks Nrj
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    LOL, she went in this morning. just waiting for the phone call.
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    So how did it go Richie mate? all sorted?

    mine is doing exactly the same and strangely enough ive only just put new discs and pads on the front :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozer
    So how did it go Richie mate? all sorted?

    mine is doing exactly the same and strangely enough ive only just put new discs and pads on the front :?
    Had my front discs and pads done last week!!!

    Well the shoes were really mashed up, he showed me them. Had the shoes replaced and had service and exhaust re-alligned for £70. Still squeeking tho :roll:
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