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Old 16-05-2018, 09:21 AM   #1
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Default WZ Fiesta grinding noise from front brakes

We have a 2015 WZ Fiesta Ecoboost S with Powershift auto. At 41,000 kms, the front brake pads started making a grinding noise during final retardation to stop at intersections etc. We had the pads replaced by a reputable brakes/steering operation, with Bendix GCT pads, with the discs machined etc. We were concerned that the grinding noise persisted, and the firm replaced the new pads with a different brand. The noise still persists, mostly when the pads have warmed up on a journey of more than 10 minutes or so. I have looked at UK forums, and this seems to be a common problem with small Fords, and one for which nobody there seems to have a definitive solution. Anyone out there with a Fiesta had similar problems with their car, and if so, have you managed to determine a solution that has eliminated the problem?
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Old 16-05-2018, 02:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: WZ Fiesta grinding noise from front brakes

Maybe your rotors are wearing down and the edge of the rotors are coming into contact with the calipers when applying brakes?
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Old 16-05-2018, 03:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: WZ Fiesta grinding noise from front brakes

The car has only done 41K since new, and the rotors only required a light skim to clean up for new pads. I don't think that would be the cause, but thanks for your input.
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Old 16-05-2018, 03:45 PM   #4
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Default Re: WZ Fiesta grinding noise from front brakes

I had a similar noise in my WT, happened when turning. Machining the discs sorted that out.

Yours could be a bit different by the sounds of it..
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