My 89 Sable wagon had brake pads and shoes replaced at 110K miles. At
first the bakes were fine, but now at around 112K I am hearing a loud
crunching/chattering noise whenever coming to a full stop. The brakes
will be quiet until the last half second before the car stops - then
CRRRUNCH! The puzzling thing is that it seems to be coming from both
the front disc and back drum brakes. The shop that did the brake job
says that this noise is "normal."
Will this crunching noise go away as the brakes wear in? Will it get
worse? Is there anything that can be done to reduce the noise now?
Calling all Ford brake experts!