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Harris4627 04-29-2013 01:49 PM

Weird Loud Noises???
 
SO I'M HAVING SOME ISSUES, AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START... ANYTHING OVER ABOUT 25 MPH, WHENEVER I HIT MY BRAKES, IT SOUNDS LIKE MY TIRES MAKE A REALLY WEIRD SOUND AND VIBRATION... IT DOESN'T HAPPEN ON ACCELERATION, OR DECELERATION, JUST WHEN I HIT MY BRAKES AT SPEEDS OVER ABOUT 25. I'M STUMPED.:banghead: ANY IDEAS?

Harris4627 04-29-2013 01:51 PM

Its almost sounds as if my tires are out of balance, but they aren't. And lately it has seemed that my tires have gotten louder on the highway. I'm running 35" bfg km2's.

OhSixTJ 04-29-2013 02:05 PM

Ummmmm regular tire noise!

DarrenT 04-29-2013 02:21 PM

Warped disc(s) on the front?
Take out your pads and check for even wear. My Land Rover Discovery was a bugger for it, and you wouldn't notice until breaking from over 30mph. That and I wore the pads right down to steel.... :whistling:
I'd definitely check the brakes for issues.

Harris4627 04-29-2013 02:35 PM

Awesome i'll do it tonight! Thanks. I'll post an update when i check!

MFsoftball22 04-29-2013 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by DarrenT (Post 3696903)
Warped disc(s) on the front?
Take out your pads and check for even wear. My Land Rover Discovery was a bugger for it, and you wouldn't notice until breaking from over 30mph. That and I wore the pads right down to steel.... :whistling:
I'd definitely check the brakes for issues.

X2 I would start here also. Def sounds like a warped rotor.

Harris4627 04-30-2013 07:48 AM

Well I got home last night and pulled the front tires off and the drivers side rotor was nice and smooth, but the passenger rotor on the back side was grooved... Small grooves, but all across the rotor, from center to outside. So I am assuming that's my issue?? I really don't have an idea. Any suggestions? Needless to say, I'm in the wife's Fiat Abarth today :banghead:, because I didn't want to F anything up on the jeep any more than it already is until I get this fixed. Any response would be appreciated... Thanks!

sevenservices 04-30-2013 07:54 AM

mud/rocks trapped in the brakes maybe??? Everytime I go out wheeling it takes quite awhile to get it cleaned. I even went as far as removing my dust shields off the back of the brakes because they kept trapping rocks in my brakes. Much easier to clean, just not as much protection for the rotors. In my opinion, I'd rather have a rock hit my rotor then to have a rock get trapped between the shield and my rotor and cause it to groove.

DarrenT 04-30-2013 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Harris4627 (Post 3700649)
Well I got home last night and pulled the front tires off and the drivers side rotor was nice and smooth, but the passenger rotor on the back side was grooved... Small grooves, but all across the rotor, from center to outside. So I am assuming that's my issue?? I really don't have an idea. Any suggestions? Needless to say, I'm in the wife's Fiat Abarth today :banghead:, because I didn't want to F anything up on the jeep any more than it already is until I get this fixed. Any response would be appreciated... Thanks!

For the price of new rotors and pads, I'd just swap them out.
Sounds like some crud got stuck in the caliper and damaged the disc, the vibrations could be the damaged disc/pads reverberating.
Brakes are one part of my vehicles I don't mind being over cautious about, if in doubt swap em out! They're cheap enough!

Harris4627 04-30-2013 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by DarrenT (Post 3700741)
For the price of new rotors and pads, I'd just swap them out.
Sounds like some crud got stuck in the caliper and damaged the disc, the vibrations could be the damaged disc/pads reverberating.
Brakes are one part of my vehicles I don't mind being over cautious about, if in doubt swap em out! They're cheap enough!

Right on man, that's kinda what I was thinking. I figure while I'm at it, I'll go ahead and but the slotted rotors and good pads on there. And I never though about removing the dust shield... That's not a bad idea. :doh:

Harris4627 05-03-2013 08:24 AM

Well, problem solved. Thanks for the help guys! Changed my brakes, and went to get new wheels put on last night. When they took the tires off they rotated them for me as well, and between the new brakes and the tire rotation, we're back to normal! Definitely appreciate all the help and input!


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