Trying to restore a 1997 EK9 to its former self


Pete180

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Correct me if I'm wrong but wheel bearings hum and drone when they're going out(?) Is the squeek ONLY when you're on the brakes? Could you say if it's like brakes screeching, high pitched tone.
 


iRELOADED

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Given you couldn't fit the pad and now its squeaking, have you checked the disc for warp?
 


shieldsy94

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Correct me if I'm wrong but wheel bearings hum and drone when they're going out(?) Is the squeek ONLY when you're on the brakes? Could you say if it's like brakes screeching, high pitched tone.
Its only when you go round a corner when not on the brakes, which made me think the wheel bearing. I'm taking a stab in the dark tbh cause I have no idea haha!
 


shieldsy94

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Given you couldn't fit the pad and now its squeaking, have you checked the disc for warp?
I thought that, but it was a brand new disc and has done it since they were fitted. It doesn't do it all the time so i'm not really that fussed about it and it doesn't effect the braking performance
 


Jclimb_EK9

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If it's Squeaking it could be bushes. - Though i would not expect wrong pads to squeak.
If it's a rumble then if you go round a left hand bend, expect the right wheel bearing to rumble and vice-versa for the opposite :)
FYI EBC make a good setup for the EK9 :) got a set on mine and fitted with 0 issues.
 


shieldsy94

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If it's Squeaking it could be bushes. - Though i would not expect wrong pads to squeak.
If it's a rumble then if you go round a left hand bend, expect the right wheel bearing to rumble and vice-versa for the opposite :)
FYI EBC make a good setup for the EK9 :) got a set on mine and fitted with 0 issues.
I'm just going to keep using it till it comes off the road for its rebuild. I can deal with it till then.
 


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