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    Default Strange noise after heavy braking

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    Hoping someone has more clue about this than I do!

    When I brake heavily (say coming from 70 to stop for a roundabout), for the next couple of minutes I get a rhythmic rubbing noise coming from the front n/s wheel. If I'm turning right, the noise gets louder.

    After a couple of minutes the noise just disappears until the next time I have to break fairly heavily. I've had it down to the garage today, my usual chap was a bit busy - he's had a look at the brakes and could see no sign of anything wrong, so it's going to have to go back next week.

    Anyone got any ideas about what it could be?

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    could be back plate catching disc or discs lippped pad rubbing on disc

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    I would check for a warped disc caused by overheating

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    Or possibly a slow retracting caliper when brakig hard takes a bit of time to get tr piston back in the caliper just a thought

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    Sounds like your caliper is on the way out.

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    When that happened to mine it turned out to be the backing plate catching. Just gently prised it away from the disc and problem sorted, did not even need to jack the car up.
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