Elantra 2002 intermittent rear brakes noise

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by Ghislain, May 11, 2006.

  1. Ghislain

    Ghislain Guest

    A couple weeks ago we bought an '02 Elantra that only has 31,000 kilometers
    from a local Hyundai dealer. Sometimes when the brakes are applied, there's
    noise that seems to be coming from the rear brakes. Before buying the car, I
    noticed that there was noise at low speed even without applying the brakes.
    That noise was definitely something rubbing and it occurred once per wheel

    Before taking delivery, the dealer cleaned the rear drums and the noise was
    gone for a few days. Then it started again, but only when the brakes are
    applied lightly and the drums are cold. If we apply the brakes again within
    a couple minutes, there is no noise.

    On Monday, the dealer machined the drums because they were not perfectly
    round. The noise was gone until today. What else could cause that
    intermittent noise? I don't believe that having the drums cleaned or
    machined twice a week is the solution.


    Ghislain, May 11, 2006
  2. Ghislain

    hyundaitech Guest

    It's possible there's some rust or something getting on the drums when the
    vehicle sits overnight or for a couple days (although this is much more
    common on rotors than drums). It's also possible the shoes are of a
    material that lends itself to noise.

    If your noise is a squeal type noise and the brakes otherwise operate
    normally, then it's likely nothing more than annoyance. Find out how much
    lining is left on the shoes. 3/32" or less means they should be good for a
    hyundaitech, May 12, 2006
  3. Ghislain

    Ghislain Guest

    Today the noise occurs everytime the brakes are applied. The noise that I
    hear from the back is very similar to the noise that a worn out or defective
    strut sometimes makes. I know that it definitely is caused by the rear
    brakes since using the parking brake to slow down the car at low speed
    causes the same noise. Its more than an annoyance as I also own a Honda and
    a Toyota and they don't make weird and loud noises when braking. This noise
    has to be fixed once and for all.
    Ghislain, May 13, 2006
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