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    guys,
    anyone know what this could be?
    my vectra was making a loud groaning noise when braking hardish.
    had a friend of mine look at the front brakes, all ok (also found out since they were changed 1yr ago), checked rear disks they were worn. changed both the discs & pads.
    went to cornwall for the week, its now started making the noise again.
    im hoping its just the sound of abs & nothing serious but i dont think it is as im not slamming the brakes on.
    doesnt make the sound when gently slowing down but if i brake slightly harder when nearly coming to a stop, it starts.

    any ideas?

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    just compound noise

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    will this go away?
    it happened before i changed the rear brakes, didnt happen for about a week but is back now.
    can i do anything to stop it?

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    you could put angles on the edges of the pads can shut it up

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    sorry to sound dim, what does that mean? where do i get them?
    could it be anything else making the noise?

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    i think he means take them off and get them on a gridin stone and smooth the edge out

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    not realy. the edges of the pads smooth them over or curve them round

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    cheers. ill get my mate to do it.
    how come ive never come across this on my other cars?

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    very hard pad compound to make them last longer

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    rubbish pads then lol

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