June 23, 2006

Walking To Do

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As I pulled out of the parking lot this afternoon, I heard the sound. It was a periodic metallic screeching that modulated with the speed of the car. As I drove towards home, thinking "Please, please, just get me home" the sounds became pretty familiar. At higher speeds, it was a little less grating, but still present. I've heard something like this before from this car. Last year, I heard a similar groaning and screeching from my car before the calipers were replaced by a mechanic at a nearby garage. I'm pretty sure that one of my break calipers is not disengaging properly after I release the breaks, which is causing one of the break pads to wear down from constant contact with the wheel. I think it may be time for another car, I think my patience with this one is entirely spent.

Since people are still visiting looking for photos from Sonya and Zach's wedding, the set I uploaded last weekend is still up.

Posted by Drew at June 23, 2006 06:17 PM
Comments

Chris,

I have no idea how I found your blog but I was wondering if perhaps someone who is pretty big drive your car? I heard on "Car Talk" that calipers have a tendency to wear off faster when a driver is bigger. Just a thought.

Good luck,

D.

Posted by: sxxyd at June 25, 2006 10:32 AM

I don't know, is 180 pounds pretty big?

Posted by: Drew at June 25, 2006 09:25 PM