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Doom4life 03-27-2013 06:14 PM

Brake Noise, Maintenance or Warranty?
 
The brakes on my Ram are starting to squeal when braking and I have about 23,000 km on it. Is it time to get the brakes serviced (if so, front or rear or both) or could something else be going on?

The reason I ask is because from day one I notice that whenever a hard braking application occurs, I hear and feel a slight vibration/groan. It could be normal operation and me just not used to factory pads, but I did take a mechanic out not too long ago and he observed it and said it was operating normally and that it is normal.

I think regardless I am past the brake warranty so I will use my mechanic versus a dealership.

oldhp 03-27-2013 07:10 PM

The vibration/groan is most likely the ABS system working. You have nothing to lose by taking to dealer.

GTyankee 03-27-2013 09:00 PM

under hard braking, you will feel a pulsating brake pedal
what causes it is, when a wheel is about to start skidding, the ABS sensor for that wheel slightly relieves the pressure on just that wheel & skidding is avoided
This can be a weird feeling if you are not accustomed to it

One of my jobs when i worked for the State of California, was to help with testing vehicle operation in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol & automotive manufacturers.
It was very interesting to say the least, we had 3 days of testing with the ABS systems

at a later time, we did about a month of testing with driver less vehicles
I drove several different size trucks that were obstacles, i didn't have gear that the cars had, just normal trucks, mostly 10 wheelers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaLPBtS8b9E

RAM SPORT CREW 03-28-2013 06:17 PM

My 2012's brakes have squealed from day one.

12sport 03-31-2013 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RAM SPORT CREW (Post 1052701)
My 2012's brakes have squealed from day one.

The pressure washer is your friend! The OEM pads are dusty-squeely buggers!

RAM SPORT CREW 04-01-2013 02:35 PM

so you're saying blast the pads with my pressure washer and they'll stop squealing?

GuyGene 04-03-2013 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTyankee (Post 1051867)
under hard braking, you will feel a pulsating brake pedal
what causes it is, when a wheel is about to start skidding, the ABS sensor for that wheel slightly relieves the pressure on just that wheel & skidding is avoided
This can be a weird feeling if you are not accustomed to it

One of my jobs when i worked for the State of California, was to help with testing vehicle operation in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol & automotive manufacturers.
It was very interesting to say the least, we had 3 days of testing with the ABS systems

at a later time, we did about a month of testing with driver less vehicles
I drove several different size trucks that were obstacles, i didn't have gear that the cars had, just normal trucks, mostly 10 wheelers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaLPBtS8b9E

Wow, thanks for that video, GT! My only concern with the self driving car is since the computer in back is running Windows, it might a new meaning to the dreaded "Blue Screen of Death"!


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