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Old 04 Oct 2005, 07:05 pm
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Default RSX Type-S horrid brake noise one time

I goofed while typing this so if there is a double post (one being
blank) I'm sorry.

I purchased a 2003 RSX Type-S from my brother-in-law just a couple of
months ago. It gets well taken care of and treated nicely on almost all
occasions. (No drop clutching ever)

The other day I was going about 75 mph and got on the brakes harder
than normal. I wasn't standing on the brakes, but it was a moderately
abrupt stop. The entire way only on that stop, the brakes made a horrid
grinding type of noise and vibration. I have 215/40/ZR17 tires on and I
honestly pulled over because it acted just like one of them shredded
apart! I pulled over to look and all was well. It's been stopping fine
before and after.

Any ideas on what it was and if I should be concerned yet?

Tony

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Old 04 Oct 2005, 07:37 pm
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On 4 Oct 2005 17:05:05 -0700, self-imprisoned@webtv.net wrote:

>The other day I was going about 75 mph and got on the brakes harder
>than normal. I wasn't standing on the brakes, but it was a moderately
>abrupt stop. The entire way only on that stop, the brakes made a horrid
>grinding type of noise and vibration. I have 215/40/ZR17 tires on and I
>honestly pulled over because it acted just like one of them shredded
>apart! I pulled over to look and all was well. It's been stopping fine
>before and after.


Do you know what ABS feels like when it kicks in? If not, then that
may be what it was. Try finding a safe place where there's bit of wet
road or where there's some gravel, and hit the brakes hard at 20 mph
or so. Was that the same thing you felt?
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Old 04 Oct 2005, 08:07 pm
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Dean Dark <ddrake@comcast.notthis.net> wrote in
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> On 4 Oct 2005 17:05:05 -0700, self-imprisoned@webtv.net wrote:
>
>>The other day I was going about 75 mph and got on the brakes harder
>>than normal. I wasn't standing on the brakes, but it was a moderately
>>abrupt stop. The entire way only on that stop, the brakes made a horrid
>>grinding type of noise and vibration. I have 215/40/ZR17 tires on and I
>>honestly pulled over because it acted just like one of them shredded
>>apart! I pulled over to look and all was well. It's been stopping fine
>>before and after.

>
> Do you know what ABS feels like when it kicks in? If not, then that
> may be what it was. Try finding a safe place where there's bit of wet
> road or where there's some gravel, and hit the brakes hard at 20 mph
> or so. Was that the same thing you felt?



An easy, safe way to trigger the ABS: Find a back road with a gravel
shoulder and no traffic. Run your *right wheels only* off onto the shoulder
at about 25mph, then press the brakes moderately hard. Since the right
wheels will lose traction faster than the left, the ABS should kick in
almost immediately. Brake harder and harder until they do.


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Old 05 Oct 2005, 08:39 pm
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<self-imprisoned@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:1128470705.510044.214430@g44g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
>I goofed while typing this so if there is a double post (one being
> blank) I'm sorry.
>
> I purchased a 2003 RSX Type-S from my brother-in-law just a couple of
> months ago. It gets well taken care of and treated nicely on almost all
> occasions. (No drop clutching ever)
>
> The other day I was going about 75 mph and got on the brakes harder
> than normal. I wasn't standing on the brakes, but it was a moderately
> abrupt stop. The entire way only on that stop, the brakes made a horrid
> grinding type of noise and vibration. I have 215/40/ZR17 tires on and I
> honestly pulled over because it acted just like one of them shredded
> apart! I pulled over to look and all was well. It's been stopping fine
> before and after.
>
> Any ideas on what it was and if I should be concerned yet?
>
> Tony
>

Have you checked the brake linings yet? Nearly all brake shops will do it
free in hope of getting business. The loud grinding makes me think one
lining may be paper thin and the hard braking pushed the metal backing
against the disk.

If that is the case, you can be sure a brake shop will want to replace the
disk, even though the contact was probably on the very outer edge of the
disk. In those cases, I always just put pads in unless there are other
reasons to replace the disk or if it is cheap and easy. However, if the
metal contact scarred the main face (inner or outer) of the disk,
replacement is necessary.

If you are up to the DIY, be sure to follow the recommendations in
http://www.g2ic.com/tegtips/brakesus/5.html or
http://tegger.com/hondafaq/rustybrakes/brakes1.html depending on whether
your brakes show signs of rust. Failure to follow the clean/lube directions
means trouble too soon down the road.

Mike


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Old 06 Oct 2005, 12:36 pm
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LOL, welcome to ABS

<self-imprisoned@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:1128470705.510044.214430@g44g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
>I goofed while typing this so if there is a double post (one being
> blank) I'm sorry.
>
> I purchased a 2003 RSX Type-S from my brother-in-law just a couple of
> months ago. It gets well taken care of and treated nicely on almost all
> occasions. (No drop clutching ever)
>
> The other day I was going about 75 mph and got on the brakes harder
> than normal. I wasn't standing on the brakes, but it was a moderately
> abrupt stop. The entire way only on that stop, the brakes made a horrid
> grinding type of noise and vibration. I have 215/40/ZR17 tires on and I
> honestly pulled over because it acted just like one of them shredded
> apart! I pulled over to look and all was well. It's been stopping fine
> before and after.
>
> Any ideas on what it was and if I should be concerned yet?
>
> Tony
>



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