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#1 10-02-06 22:53:22

Karenadi
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Corsa: terrible noise

Here's one to watch for (or listen should I say).  Returning from a pass plus motorway run yesterday, my Corsa developed a dreadful noise on rear offside.

On sending hubby out to listen: silence.  I took it back out later on the night: silence.  Out this morning and the noise was back: like metal scrapping metal.  On picking up 1st pup: silence.  All the way to 2nd: terrible racket.  I let her drive a little way, then decided no more.  Going home.  Contacted mechanic: over to his house tonight: silence.  He drove car around for about 10 miles before noise developed, then back wheel locked.  Got it back: turns out the spring in the rear brake caliper had broken.

Only sharing info. incase anyone else has similar experience.  Good job I stopped working when I did?  Any excuse for day off. big_smile 

Good job it's still under warranty, but still might have to have half of next week off too if can't get part. wink

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#2 10-02-06 23:10:32

la.monikita
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Re: Corsa: terrible noise

what part of the rear brake caliper the spring goes? am dim in the mechanics things  roll, since its drums in the back


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#3 10-02-06 23:31:17

Badger
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Its a powerful spring that pulls the brake shoes away from the inside of the drum when the brakes are not being applied.

If the wheel locked up then its likely that a piece of broken spring has become lodged in between the shoes and the drum

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#4 12-02-06 08:07:56

Karenadi
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Spot on badger: thats where mechanic found it.  Anyway, he has found a spring in tool box (wonderful things tool boxes) and done a temporary repair while we wait for a new one to arrive (factory order), then he'll fit it when we get a service next week.  (phew - thought it was going to cost me loads). 

#5 12-02-06 12:07:56

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Same thing happened when i picked up my brand new corsa off the lorry when with Bsm. It had 0.3 miles on the clock. 2 miles later on the side of the road got towed  roll Apparently 150 off the line had the same problem. ( I had smoke coming out of the back wheel so don't know if thats exactly the same thing. Awful it was and really worrying!)

#6 13-02-06 23:40:26

Eric
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Just picked up a new corsa yesterday, rattling well at the back, this would explain it me thinks.Got it booked in early tomorrow. A colleague picked hers up today and had it smoking, so in she went to her local dealer. Bet I know what they will tell her tomorrow when she picks it back up! (Or will they?)
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