Why does your 1996 Volvo sound like driving on a washboard when you brake at fory miles per hour?
I have had that symptom several times. It appears to be associated with wear of the rotor, which seems to happen "normally". If you feel the rotor, there is a rough edge around the edge, and I figure the side of the brake pad rubs that ridge and gives you that effect.
In any case, replacing the rotor does the trick. One shop told me that they replace the rotor whenever the pads are replaced.
A friend reports that the same symptom in his BMW 3 series was cured by lubing the pins on which the pad moves in and out on, I con't confirm that.
Yes, it is safe, but for a limited amount of time. Once the brake wear indicator comes on, your brake pads still have enough material to be safe for a few thousand miles/kilometres. For someone driving an average of 12,000 miles per year, you can put off brake pad replacement for at least a month without being in any danger.
That is strictly a function of your driving style and the type of driving. Brake pads can wear as fast as ten thousand miles or last even longer than one hundred thousand miles, depending on how often and how hard the brake pedal is pressed. If the brakes are used so often that they overheat, or if the driver "rides" the brake pedal, the rotors will warp, resulting in a pulsing sensation when you use…
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