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P85D Brake Noise

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by steilkurve, May 26, 2015.

  1. steilkurve

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    #1 steilkurve, May 26, 2015
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    New P85D. Got it less than two months ago. Last week, had SC put 21s to replace the 19s I got the car with. Shortly after, I started to notice a squeal as the car comes to a stop after applying the brakes at very low speeds. Don't believe I heard that noise before getting the 21s. Normal? Could the installation of the 21s be causing this? Any thoughts welcome. Thanks.
     
  2. stevej119

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    'Dems the brakes I guess.
     
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    Sorry? Not following you.
     
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    I'm sorry. Poor attempt at humor. You wrote "breaks" instead of "brakes."

    That said, I wouldn't think changing the wheel size should have any effect on brake squeal. If the pads and rotors were new and not properly bedded in you could develop squeal, but they wouldn't have been replaced during a wheel change.
     
  5. Todd Burch

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    This is most likely (99.99% certain) not at all related to the wheel change, since the braking hardware is not a part of the wheel at all. Some Teslas just do this. My P85 does as well. I think the service center can fix.
     
  6. steilkurve

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    Oops. Thanks. Post corrected!
     
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    Brakes that are used lightly tend to develop a glaze that can create squeaks. Go out and hit the brakes real hard two or three times from 60 mph and see if that doesn't cure it.
     
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    <<< +1 to this
     

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