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    Wurring noise coming from car? Need new pads?

    This morning driving to college, a high pitched noise was coming from what i think was the left break pad, when i pressed on the brake it stopped, did this for a few more minutes then stopped completely.

    On the way home just now, a wurring noise was coming from the back, when i pressed the breaks, it went a few pitches higher then stopped, started again when released the breaks, then it stopped all together.

    I tested my brakes in my drive and when I braked really hard it, the pedal went really hard and stiff and it felt like it was grinding sort of.

    Now its been a long time since I drove a car with ABS breaks (when i was learning to drive) so do I have something to worry about or is it the ABS kicking in?

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    Astras have "audible wear warning devices" fitted to the brake pads. It's just a strip of steel which vibrates like a tuning fork when the pad gets down to it's replacement point. The symptoms you describe fit the bill nicely.

    Check the disks before getting parts, you may need to replace them as well.
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    Okay thanks, any idea how much they'd cost?

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    What car do you drive? Engine size etc.

    Vauxhall do a front brake kit for most Astra G's Both discs and both sets of front pads. Somewhere around the £60 mark.

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    astra g 1.8. this is the first time its happend

    Quote Originally Posted by Keif
    What car do you drive? Engine size etc.

    Vauxhall do a front brake kit for most Astra G's Both discs and both sets of front pads. Somewhere around the £60 mark.

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    Some as me, Vauxhall do do a kit for them then.

    Most dealers should keep them in stock.

    Have a look at your disks, if they need replacing for how long it takes it'll be worth it.

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    How can I tell if they need replacing? I also need a key for my wheels as mine has been lost

    the people at the garage had to chisel my things out to get the wheels off.

    On my old car all I had to do to get my tire off was unscrewing the bolts with a tire iron. Whats differnt on the astras?

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    Run your finger across the disk, if there's any deep grooves or a large lip at either edge, it's time for new disks.

    When they chiseled the wheels off what did they put back in place of the old bolts?

    Get a garage to remove all the locking nuts and replace them with McGaurd ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keif
    Run your finger across the disk, if there's any deep grooves or a large lip at either edge, it's time for new disks.

    When they chiseled the wheels off what did they put back in place of the old bolts?

    Get a garage to remove all the locking nuts and replace them with McGaurd ones.
    They only took one off cause it had a cut in the tire, they said i needed a new key otherwise i wont be able to get them off?

    I'll check my disks tomorrow

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