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Old 24th November 2008, 11:32   #1
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I own a SWIFT VXI which has clocked 45,000 KMS in Bangalore. Lately the front discs having started making a noise when braking hard, they sound like a scottish bagpipe playing with maximum bass.
Have the disc pads worn out ? Anyone has an idea what is the life of Swift Brake pads and how much does a replacement cost ?


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Old 24th November 2008, 12:52   #2
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Not sure if the petrols and diesels have different brake pads but I got mine replaced on my Vdi for 2.5k today. Don't know what these guys are smoking, even the direct import brake pads from Japan for the baleno cost just 1.2k. Btw my car has done 25k kms.
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... Lately the front discs having started making a noise when braking hard, they sound like a scottish bagpipe playing with maximum bass.....
So its not a screeching sound?

Do you feel any vibration in the steering when this happens?

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So its not a screeching sound?

Do you feel any vibration in the steering when this happens?

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No its not a screeching sound and the steering does'nt vibrate either.
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Not sure if the petrols and diesels have different brake pads but I got mine replaced on my Vdi for 2.5k today. Don't know what these guys are smoking, even the direct import brake pads from Japan for the baleno cost just 1.2k. Btw my car has done 25k kms.
Dude, you mean to say your brake pads got worn out at just 25K?
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Old 25th November 2008, 21:02   #6
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I have got a problem with my swift's brakes and i don't know if this is the right thread to tell this. Then again here goes. I took a new swift 2 weeks back and had no problems with the brakes. But now or a day or two whenever i apply the brakes i feel it is not sufficient enough to stop. I don't get any confidence and i feel the stopping distance have also increased. PLEASE HELP
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No its not a screeching sound and the steering does'nt vibrate either.
Hmm. In that case its hard for me to make a guess without more information. Maybe someone else might be able to help.


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...But now or a day or two whenever i apply the brakes i feel it is not sufficient enough to stop. I don't get any confidence and i feel the stopping distance have also increased. PLEASE HELP
Has the brake pedal got noticably harder to press? If so it could be a problem with your brake booster.

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are you sure its not from the rear drums?
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@ Rehaan : The brakes ain't hard to press. It has the same feel but i feel i got to apply more pressure to the brakes than before to make it stop :(
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Dude, you mean to say your brake pads got worn out at just 25K?
Yes, given that it has been through a lot of fast driving in ghats and town I am not surprised. I change the pads on my baleno once in every 10k kms. But then, thats because the baleno sees the track quite often.

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I have got a problem with my swift's brakes and i don't know if this is the right thread to tell this. Then again here goes. I took a new swift 2 weeks back and had no problems with the brakes. But now or a day or two whenever i apply the brakes i feel it is not sufficient enough to stop. I don't get any confidence and i feel the stopping distance have also increased. PLEASE HELP
Rehaan, I think the problem is due to the skinny tires. Thats all. Upgrading rubber will surely help the braking.
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the first question first! Is your Vxi with ABS option??
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@mclaren1885 : the tyres aint an issue here as i am running on 205/60 R14 Potenza.
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I have a VDi with ABS and nowadays the rear brakes make a whistling sound whenever I brake slightly hard. Braking slowly and not putting much pressure on the brakes does not produce this sound!

anyone has an idea on what the reason could be?
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the first question first! Is your Vxi with ABS option??
Non ABS, standard VXI
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I have a VDi with ABS and nowadays the rear brakes make a whistling sound whenever I brake slightly hard. Braking slowly and not putting much pressure on the brakes does not produce this sound!

anyone has an idea on what the reason could be?
Probably you should get your brake pads cleaned, brake liners and ABS checked up.
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