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Old 01-19-2007, 02:48 PM   #1
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stumper...some noises from the rear..



so recently i had to remove my E-brakes entirely; shoes springs,etc/ seized up

anyways there was this one piece on the backing plate that i couldn't get out (both sides)
so thats still in there...

so when i drove the car after that I heard some scraping, like backing plate/ splash shield against rotor type thing..
so bent the plate a bit (pass side rear) seemed to go away until...

The other night car started sounding like the wheel wanted to fall off
so i pull over checked lug tighntess was good..
sound sort of went away.. but then came back..

Now heres the stumper part:
in reverse I now hear a Click (silence) Click (silence) Click while backing up.

no vibrations at any speed or while turning. only clicks in reverse
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Old 01-19-2007, 03:00 PM   #2
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Chunks of your diff missing? I have no clue, I just for you it's not something major. I'd have to hear it to try and help you find out what it is.
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:06 PM   #3
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yeah im thinking of jacking it up,
1 side at a time & then putting jack stands & mucking with it:
spinning the wheel to see if i can figure out whats making noise

jacking things up sucks & is time consuming..
gawd why can't i be rich & havea huge garage & a hoist
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:09 PM   #4
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So turns out it was a couple of things.

parking brke actuator came free on my pass-side wheel (clicking backing up)
and the Dust covers on both sides were contacting the Rotors alot = drag.


guess the cable helped hold it in place? mine were cut back when they siezed.


no more scraping, dragging or clicking noises
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:15 PM   #5
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^^ damn.. thats it.. im selling my condo and getting a house with a garage lift! I envy you guys that can work on your cars at anytime..
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:57 PM   #6
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Good too hear Adam, maybe you can help Jeff with his E-Brake, it's seized and won't come out.


O/T: What's with the poor man jacks? Is that a bag of gravel holding up your car?
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:35 PM   #7
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^^^ no mine wasn't seized, the E-brake pads crumbled to dust leaving only the metal on the rotor when I used it. Plus one actuator was pretty stiff. As for the bag of gravel I'v used worse, better then nothing.
My E-brake look just like Adam's now except if I had a pic you'd see the brand spanking new stuff that's supposed to be in all that empty space liying around on the floor.
However my cables were they go into the car through the floor is held in better then any other part of my car.
Tempted to just tie one end off to a tree or somthing and giver.....
Well that's when I decided maybe it's time to stop and try again another day .

Suggestions on how to get them out are difinatly welcome.
Tried Strikers trick to use it and pull from underneath, didn't work since one end (not connected to pads anymore) just moves inside the cable's sleeve giving no resistence to pull it back.
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Old 02-17-2007, 12:15 AM   #8
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^^ damn.. thats it.. im selling my condo and getting a house with a garage lift! I envy you guys that can work on your cars at anytime..
unheated concrete slab, no hoist.

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O/T: What's with the poor man jacks? Is that a bag of gravel holding up your car?
it's only holding the caliper up.
I jacked it from the 'diff' got both wheels up

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Suggestions on how to get them out are difinatly welcome.
Tried Strikers trick to use it and pull from underneath, didn't work since one end (not connected to pads anymore) just moves inside the cable's sleeve giving no resistence to pull it back.
i've never pulled mine out yet either but will need to eventualy

well if the cable is not free of the "actuator' yet cut it,
then maybe try pulling it into the car from the e-brake handle?

shot any lube into the hole? (that sounded rotten)
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