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    hi. when i step on my brakes there is a gritty feeling like the brake pad has worn down pads and shoes are ok have had the disc skimmed and the brakes serviced but it is still there and it is intermittent. Does anyone know what it might be. the disc was changed earlier this year. Oh its a 94 405sr

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    Welcome to our friends in Jamaica .


    This could be indicative of many possible problems.
    Start with the simple things like:
    Are all the caliper bolts there and tight, (a loose or missing trailing side bolt will give this kind of intermittant noise, (from personal experence)),
    Are the slides working as they should, (note for excessive wear),
    Are they the right pads and have all the bits been put back and are in the right place, (Note the position and presence of anti rattle shims and pad size),
    Are the wheel bearings adjusted, (also check for lubrication and wear).

    Bright spots on the caliper will be a dead give away for any mal adjustment.

    Does the car pull up straight when the brake is applied????
    Last edited by Gamma; 20th July 2005 at 07:42 AM. Reason: Poor speelink.
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    thanks. when i just got it it used to swing to the right when i stepped on the brake. it hasn't been doing that in a while though, but i will have my mechanic check on those other things you mentioned

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