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    Senior Member Three Rings Winners Eat Pho's Avatar
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    Why do my brakes sound like blue whales in the pacific ocean?

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    It's the oddest sound, and used to only happen every once in a while - usually at low speeds while turning. I had my front rotors and pads replaced, and it's doing it still... but even more now. Except now, I don't have to be turning, but still only happens at low speeds. Any idea what this sound is? It sounds like a whale underwater.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings awdjunkies's Avatar
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    Feed it some Krill and the noise will eventually go away? lol

    seriously though, you should be able to look for your self by removing the tire and checking to see if either there is something lose or stuck. That would be the obvious signs to look for.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings CleverA4Name's Avatar
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    Are your calipers greased properly?


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    Veteran Member Four Rings AudiTFSI3o3's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CleverA4Name View Post
    Are your calipers blubbered properly?
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    Established Member Two Rings
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    If the blow hole is not clear of debris you'll get that sound

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    Veteran Member Four Rings Charles.waite's Avatar
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    Sometimes the calipers can accidentally ingest small wooden men and when the start fires in the master cylinder it causes the brake noise, similar to a whale sneezing. Have you tried opening the bleeder screws to eject the debris/pinocchio?
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    Established Member Three Rings NickDaQuick's Avatar
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    Too bad they dont sound like killer whales.....

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