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- Rover 400 rumbling noise after disuse
- Tony Houghton
January 15, 2011, 11:32 am
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months of disuse. When I braked I noticed a rhythmic rumbling noise a
bit like you get when they're worn down to bare metal, but as if it's
worse at one point on each revolution. Then I realised it was doing it
all the time but much quieter when I'm not braking, but I think it's
slightly worse when steering left. I can't tell which wheel it is or
even whether it's the front or back. Either I have poor directional
hearing, or the engine is drowning it out too much (it's a diesel and I
think the front silencer is defective internally).
TH * http://www.realh.co.uk
Re: Rover 400 rumbling noise after disuse
Look carefully at the back brakes. I've had a similar issue in the past
after the handbrake was left on for weeks during wet weather.
The pads had rusted to the discs and left a damaged patch after they
released (disks were past their best to start with). It didn't improve much
with use - but as the rear brakes don't get much action hardly surprising.
Eventually cured by replacement discs and pads.
Potentially drums could do the same if the handbrake was left on during the