Jeff Boatright wrote:
> Dear Spridgeteers,
> This week I noted a new and somewhat disturbing sound/feeling. When I park
> my car in the garage, I run the tires up to a couple of bricks (lightly
> braking, of course) then kiss the bricks, then brake as I begin to roll
> backwards, then switch off. Lately when I do this, there is a clunk sound
> and I feel it in the brake pedal as I brake rolling backwards. I felt the
> same thing yesterday when I pulled into a parking space facing uphill and
> braked as I rolled backwards slightly. This does not happen when I brake
> after reversing (ie, when backing out of the driveway). It only happens
> when I've been braking lightly going forward, then immediately and firmly
> braking when rolling backwards. One of the front brake assemblies is also
> squealing quite a bit. I put it down to new pads, but it's getting worse.
> This of course could be totally unrelated.
This is just a guess, (SWAG) but I would check the back brakes for
proper adjustment, loose components, loose wheel cylinder.