Knocking when braking

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Rachel
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Knocking when braking

Post by Rachel » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:12 pm

Hi, I have a knocking when braking - beginning to feel it through brake pedal. Had this before when my car had been standing and had a patch of corrosion on disc, but my front discs are fine and I'm pretty sure it's the front. Rears need replacing - job for next week, I thought it was that, but I think it is the front :?

What are the possibilities/things I can check myself?

Does it more when I brake hard or at speed.

Thanks for any help :)
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Re: Knocking when braking

Post by suddy » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:01 pm

Warped disc maybe?

I reckon you'd be able to feel it through the steering wheel if it were the front though..
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Re: Knocking when braking

Post by Rachel » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:08 pm

suddy wrote:Warped disc maybe?

I reckon you'd be able to feel it through the steering wheel if it were the front though..
Good point...it's just so hard to tell where it's coming from :?

Thanks for your reply :D
'95 Storm Grey 323 Manual Turbo, Richmod
----------------------------------------------------------
'95 Flame Red Celeb, Nos.191, 2 litre, LPG, used to be Adams ;) SOLD
'95 Vase Green Turbo~ Vanessa~ 'Serendipity' manual, Richmod. RIP
'90 Light Blue 480 Turbo auto....RIP
'68 VW Type 3 1.6 auto Lotus White,Swedish import. SOLD
Audi 80 coupe Gold...pimp my ride! RIP
'76 Bug, Ocean Blue, lowered, Empi wheels.RIP
'72 Bay window VW Camper 1600 twinport. Sold

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