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03-11-2004, 08:27 PM
about to do the pads this weekend, haven't had any spare time lately

but just the past week or two, on about 3 occassions just after starting the alero up and driving to a stop, while braking there was almost like a light popping/thumping till i stopped. Did it once, then no problems. I've heard it randomly maybe 3-4 times now, still not sure what to make of it.

Gonna be doing the pads sunday or so, doubt that'll answer that problem though.

03-11-2004, 08:31 PM
Sounds like one of your calipers is binding up. Check the two little bars that they slide on when you have them off. You should be able to push em back and forth pretty easily with your hands. If you cant, seperate the parts ( youll get it when theyre apart) and grease up the slides. I had the exact same problem and took care of it no problem.

03-11-2004, 08:42 PM
just use some high temp grease?

03-11-2004, 09:10 PM
Ya, dont even think mine was high temp, but it couldnt hurt.

03-12-2004, 12:36 AM
just pick up a small pack of that caliper grease form the auto parts store its only about $1

03-12-2004, 02:10 AM
My shop manual says silicone grease. I guess its better for the rubber.

03-13-2004, 08:57 PM
thx for the feedback, no problems the past few days