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 Noisy Rear Brakes 
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Post Re: �Noisy Rear Brakes
Taskos, Sam, Edce:

the brakes have been noisy like this since they were professionally relined by the local Citroen garage, who deal frequently with A-series cars. That was about three years ago, but it's a car that doesn't get a lot of mileage, though it is used regularly.

Even the old shoes weren't too bad - they showed me out of interest. So I don't think it's that kind of problem. If I take them apart I'm likely to put them back together worse than they are now!

And as I said, on the French 2CV site - Forum2Pattes - even people who have meticulously reshaped the shoes and set up the eccentrics have subsequently said it made no difference.

I think I'll give the extra metal a try. It can't do much harm. And I'll let you all know, too.

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May 29th, 2020, 10:48 pm
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Post Re: �Noisy Rear Brakes
And in case it looks as if I'm claiming no-one ever cures it any other way, quite a few people do report that their cure has worked perfectly.

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May 29th, 2020, 10:50 pm
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Post Re: �Noisy Rear Brakes
By the way, do you also have the symptom of brake pedal to the floor
or an initial long pedal stroke followed by short ones?

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May 30th, 2020, 9:57 pm
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Post Re: No longer noisy Rear Brakes
Well, it may be a bodge, but for me at least it was an effective bodge. Not having any 8in nails handy, I used a 20cm length of 8mm reinforcing bar. My welding doesn't seem to be improving much, but I will shortly spray on some black paint to cover it up. This will never look pretty, though.

Normal braking is now completely silent.

If you jam the brakes on there's a noise, but even that is much less than normal braking produced previously. And I can't help but feel that's OK, as you usually want to sound the horn when you're skidding to a stop.

And Taskos, thanks for the concern, but the brakes aren't even a little bit soft/spongy. The fluid was changed when the back brakes were done, and the circuits were bled properly afterwards.

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1964 HY 72 (Type H, campervan)
1969 AZU 250 (formerly French Post Office van)
1982 Red Special
1983 Burgundy/Black Charleston
2017 Skoda Octavia Estate 1.4 DSG


May 31st, 2020, 3:26 pm
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Post Re: �Noisy Rear Brakes
I'd have done the same :) .

Now you can move on Den :lol: .


May 31st, 2020, 7:38 pm
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Post Re: �Noisy Rear Brakes
rob massey55 wrote:
I'd have done the same :) .

Now you can move on Den :lol: .


Or possibly come (quietly) to a halt.

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May 31st, 2020, 9:03 pm
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Post Re: �Noisy Rear Brakes
Always nice :D .


May 31st, 2020, 9:25 pm
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Post Re: �Noisy Rear Brakes
I did exactly the same and have never heard a peep out of them since.
(Crikey, first time I've posted on here for years!)


June 6th, 2020, 9:57 pm
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Post Re: �Noisy Rear Brakes
Could you please describe this legendary effective bodge?
Seems simple, hasty, effective... pure 2CV.

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June 7th, 2020, 9:18 pm
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Post Re: �Noisy Rear Brakes
I welded a length of steel bar (about 8mm thick and 5 inches long at a guess) from the front edge of the back plate to the suspension arm.
I'd post a photo but the great British summer has arrived and it's slashing it down out there.


June 7th, 2020, 10:08 pm
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