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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 2124
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2004 3:47 PM

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1. Re: Odd chatter from brakes *update*
From: "Harold McElraft" <>

Message: 1
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 17:55:47 -0000
From: "Harold McElraft" <>
Subject: Re: Odd chatter from brakes *update*

Doesn't sound like the brakes. Did you check for a broken motor 
mount or bad CV joint?

Harold McElraft - 3354

--- In, "Payne" <bpayne_at_dml_m...> wrote:
> Okay, this doesn't make any sense and the noise has become an 
> source of frustration. Here's what I can tell you about the noise 
so far and
> what I've checked.
> It is a popping/crackling sound that occurs every time I step on 
the brakes
> (unless I do it very lightly). The sound does not change, it's a 
steady rate
> of metallic pops/crackles that is constant no matter what speed I'm
> traveling. It sounds like it's coming from the rear of the car.  
I've pulled
> the brake pads out, inspected the rotors, cleaned everything, and 
> that the rotors spin freely without hanging up on anything.  It 
> only occurs under braking but I heard it briefly while backing up 
and while
> using RPMs to slow down. If I accelerate in first gear but do not 
> (letting the engine slow me down) the sound can occasionally be 
> Braking is mostly the only way I hear it. Through normal shifting 
> acceleration I do not hear it.
> I'm thinking it may not be the brakes but why would depressing the 
> pedal make the noise?  The strangest thing about this is that if I 
shut the
> car off while driving and get on the brakes, it will not make the 
noise.  It
> will only make the noise if I get on the brakes while the engine 
is running.
> It does not matter if I'm in any gear or neutral. All four grab 
evenly and
> quietly when the engine is off.
> This problem has been bothering the hell out of me, not only is it
> embarrassing I'm afraid something else may be wrong. Could it be a 
> with the brake booster? With my limited knowledge in this area I 
> appreciate any suggestions anyone could give. Thank you!
> Brandon Payne
> #2975
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