Strange Braking Noise - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > Maintenance & MINI Care


Maintenance & MINI Care
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
Questions and advice on keeping your MINI in top shape, from engine oil to body wax

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
strange noise when starting up mini cold asantaga MINI Cooper Diesel 3 Mar 18th, 2013 02:15 PM
Strange noise while driving ChrisParish First Generation Faults & Fixes 0 Mar 3rd, 2013 04:25 PM
Strange noise SnoopMarky First Generation Faults & Fixes 2 Jan 11th, 2013 08:18 PM
Strange intermittent noise coming from automatic Mini Cooper S spanky2k First Generation Faults & Fixes 0 Nov 28th, 2012 06:13 PM
Strange Noise technobaird First Generation MINI Cooper 4 Nov 16th, 2012 08:03 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Jan 28th, 2014, 08:27 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 3
Local Time: 04:02 PM
Strange Braking Noise

Hi All, wonder if you can help. We have an 08 R56 Mini One 1.4, this has recently started to make a strange noise when braking.

The noise is from the Rear.

The best way I can describe the noise is its as if you are driving over rumble strips, this only happens when braking from around 20mph and gives a physical feel as though you are actually going over bumps aswell as the noise.

First thought was an egg in the tyre, but it doesn't make the noise/feel all the time only under braking, then I thought Brake Pads, it does grind a little but not all the time, are the wear indicators designed to make this feel/noise.

Thanks in advance,
Andy
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Jan 28th, 2014, 08:49 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 289
Local Time: 05:02 PM
United Kingdom View AMAUTOS7's Classified Ads
Seems to be the pads to be fair

I hope you havent brought cheap pads as i have seen pads crack or break in half

Have you checked you disc as well?

Might sound stupid but check all your lugs/bolts in your wheels are tight
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Jan 29th, 2014, 05:32 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 3
Local Time: 04:02 PM
Hi AMAUTOS7, thanks for your reply, funny you should mention lugs, the same thing went through my mind today, haven't bought pads yet but will be purchasing Bosch parts.

Wife is home now so shall go out and check wheel bolts.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Jan 29th, 2014, 05:39 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 3
Local Time: 04:02 PM
Wheel bolts are all tight, must be pads, just an unusual noise that i've never heard before in 30yrs of looking after cars, as I say just like you've gone over a rumble strip, thud.... thud.... thud with the revolution of the wheels.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Feb 11th, 2014, 04:04 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 12
Local Time: 05:02 PM
United Kingdom
I have a slight knocking noise that only seems to occur at sub 20mph speeds and sometimes when under braking too.

After spending a while underneath with a torch, I think its the rear anti roll bar bushes. At first look, the ones fitted at the moment look ok. However after buying some new ones from the main dealer for 8 a pair, if you compare the old and new ones, the old are definitely well worn and even the smallest amount of wear can cause a fair bit of play. I'm hoping that resolves my issue. May be a similar issue for you?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Feb 14th, 2014, 11:44 AM
Couran's Avatar
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 10
Local Time: 04:02 PM
Australia
Check the vacuum hoses from the solenoid to the throttle body for cracks/splits.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Mar 4th, 2014, 11:38 AM
SGT Slaughter & Farm Girl
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: USA, New Jersey
Posts: 193
Local Time: 12:02 PM
United States Male
White Cooper Warped Discs?????

Is there any chance the discs are a little warped? (how many miles ya got) I agree with another reply you got, make sure the pads are Mini pads or up to Mini specs/requirements & stats. The great pad and disc quality are one of the reasons why a Mini can brake so good and offer such great feed back to the driver via the pedal! Hope ya get it figured out...
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Apr 18th, 2014, 09:21 AM
Banned
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 114
Local Time: 04:02 PM
United Kingdom
Noises are hard or not.I would expect a brake issue to squeak not really noise or may be break pads are lose that's why the noise is emitted or may be its emitted in the tire..
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old Apr 18th, 2014, 05:22 PM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Online
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,873
Local Time: 05:02 PM
United Kingdom Male
You say the brakes do grind a little but not all the time? They shouldnt "grind" any of the time and thats part of whats wrong I would think??
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Tags: ,



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
strange noise when starting up mini cold asantaga MINI Cooper Diesel 3 Mar 18th, 2013 02:15 PM
Strange noise while driving ChrisParish First Generation Faults & Fixes 0 Mar 3rd, 2013 04:25 PM
Strange noise SnoopMarky First Generation Faults & Fixes 2 Jan 11th, 2013 08:18 PM
Strange intermittent noise coming from automatic Mini Cooper S spanky2k First Generation Faults & Fixes 0 Nov 28th, 2012 06:13 PM
Strange Noise technobaird First Generation MINI Cooper 4 Nov 16th, 2012 08:03 PM

» Recent Threads
jl audio CS112LG-TW3 will it fit?
Yesterday 06:38 PM
by erictye
Last post by erictye
Today 03:47 PM
2 Replies, 204 Views
MPG Mini Cooper s
Jul 21st, 2014 01:50 AM
Last post by Marshalliom
Today 03:22 PM
5 Replies, 525 Views
Question about hood replacement
Yesterday 08:25 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 02:48 PM
1 Replies, 154 Views
Storage behind rear lights
Today 08:12 AM
Last post by ScreamMini
Today 02:48 PM
4 Replies, 128 Views
fan starts as soon as engine starts
Today 02:45 PM
by 4x4mini
Last post by 4x4mini
Today 02:45 PM
0 Replies, 37 Views
Central locking interior switch - fault or design?
Today 08:35 AM
Last post by ScreamMini
Today 02:43 PM
3 Replies, 124 Views
Cooper D reving faster than engine speed
Jul 23rd, 2014 09:37 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 02:31 PM
3 Replies, 347 Views
Noisy fan. Temp sensor?
Jul 16th, 2014 06:59 PM
Last post by Green-chameleon
Today 12:40 PM
1 Replies, 270 Views
2nd hand JCW Sytner Coventry
Jul 16th, 2014 06:38 PM
by LA3195
Last post by LA3195
Today 11:09 AM
4 Replies, 616 Views
Mesmerize the people on Valentine's Day with flowers and gifts
Today 10:17 AM
Last post by ValentineUSA
Today 10:17 AM
0 Replies, 79 Views
To All Guests Viewing MINI2
Mar 24th, 2009 02:04 AM
by Caveman
Last post by jacklimotaxi
Today 09:42 AM
14 Replies, 12,009 Views
Thought I fixed it but it's still broke down
Yesterday 09:31 PM
by Dolf
Last post by The Nun
Today 08:05 AM
1 Replies, 186 Views
How much do you pay in insurance?
Jul 24th, 2010 03:01 PM
Last post by snrsarg
Today 01:29 AM
82 Replies, 28,516 Views
James Garner
Yesterday 11:20 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 11:20 PM
0 Replies, 162 Views
Brake shudder through steering wheel after new discs and pads.
Jul 19th, 2014 08:31 PM
Last post by Tomfromwales
Yesterday 10:09 PM
6 Replies, 498 Views
Engine overheating problem when idle
Jul 21st, 2014 05:58 PM
Last post by stevemil
Yesterday 08:22 PM
3 Replies, 453 Views
Panoramic roof????
Jul 23rd, 2014 11:44 PM
Last post by davidscott
Yesterday 06:33 PM
2 Replies, 362 Views
Mini space saver wheel and fitting kit
Jul 15th, 2014 02:57 PM
by greggs
Last post by greggs
Yesterday 02:55 PM
1 Replies, 521 Views
Music Video Mini?
Yesterday 05:02 AM
by Teal
Last post by Teal
Yesterday 05:02 AM
0 Replies, 252 Views
GTI vs Cooper S True Cost to Own?
Jul 21st, 2014 03:39 AM
by hkyktms
Last post by hkyktms
Yesterday 04:33 AM
3 Replies, 651 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:02 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2