Grinding noise brakes 406

Discussion in 'Peugeot 406' started by Hotspur, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. Hotspur

    Hotspur Guest

    First thing after moving a grinding noise comes from the right hand
    rear wheel drum when the brake pedal is pressed.Took it to the garage
    he said it was a load old dust that gather up occasionally causing the
    noise.He stripped it and cleaned it with no further bother,now after
    four months it's back.I don't want to keep going to garage,anyone know
    if this is the cause and can I blow it out or clean it.Car is 1998 1.8
    petrol 406.Appreciate any help.
    Hotspur, Nov 8, 2003
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  2. Hotspur

    steve Guest

    this can be common with certain types of brake shoes, manufacturers are no
    longer allowed to use asbestos, and sometimes the substitutes they use can
    be very harsh against the metal drum, if you look closely at a new set of
    brake shoes you will see all kinds of materials bonded into the friction
    material...copper, bronze etc etc...
    if the problem is re-occuring then replace the shoes but try to ensure a
    decent set are fitted, ferodo, blueprint etc etc...
    if the shoes are built with very coarse materials, they will still do the
    job, but they may leave much larger dust particals etc will will give you
    that "grinding" sound.
    steve, Nov 8, 2003
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  3. Hotspur

    Hotspur Guest

    thanks for the info,cars are not my thing so all advice gratefully
    taken.thanks again it's useful to know.Regards Frank
    Hotspur, Nov 9, 2003
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