Rock/Stone in the Brakes (Video)

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Anyone else getting the same issue? Happens only when going in reverse and I am not even pressing the brakes.
Is it a stone/rock in the brake ?
Any luck with an easy fix without removing the wheel ?




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yes, it has happened to me twice. definitely a rock. most likely will need to remove the wheel to reach in there.
 

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Two things I've done, on different occasions, that did the trick. Quick forward and reverse and jamming on the brakes cleared it once. The other time I used a long prybar to gently tap on the heatshield and push it away from the rotor and the stone dropped out. Obviously it'll depend on how badly it's wedged in there, but you can try these to see if it does the trick.
 

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the big ones you have to remove the wheel to get it they basically sit on top of the caliper mounting ear resting and they bounce around when moving it sucks going to 18s greatly reduced it but you will still get them lol i got one right now thats making all sorts of noises when going in reverse i got to pull the wheel off this weekend and get it
 
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Well it was this damn pebble/stone. And it sure was hard to get as it was close to the brake caliper and laying on a flat surface.

Had to remove the wheel. Push the dust shield back a bit to reach it and push it out with needle nose pliers.


It’s nice to finally pull out of a parking lot without sounding like an aluminum can tearing up your brake and suspension systems.

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That has happened to me as well, and in the same place (resting on flat portion the caliper). I used a probe pick to dislodge it first, which caused it to bounce/fall on the caliper, and then I used an extended zip-tie to push it out. These tires are so sticky and pick-up pea gravel so easily.
 

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If you have a pressure washer, try spraying the rotor, caliper and pads really well. That might clear it. Sometimes it’s an accumulation of brake dust.
 

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I've been to the dealership to get rocks removed but for them to get right back in on the way home. I've taken off my wheels and gotten so accustomed to removing the wheels and pads from the brembos that I can do it my sleep.

It's just frustrating whenever I brake the squeels come back but only right before I give the final pressure to stop completely, not just when I press my brakes. I thought it could have attributed to my pads being glazed? I resurfaced my pads but still having the same issue. It sucks that the roads around me are paved, but the outer boarders are gravel, so people who veer off road (which is common in this area) bring back the gravel onto the roads, etc.

It's just really embarrassing to stop at a light and announce to the whole world and their mother. I apologize for sounding like I'm bitching but I have no where else to do it. Dealership told me it's a common issue. Almost thinking about trading in the car...
 

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Brake squeal is the absolute worst. So annoying and embarrassing for the car to make that god awful sound.

I experienced it 5-6 times during the first several months of ownership. Same thing, I took it to then dealership to fix. Sometimes they found rocks, other times they said the brakes were just dirty.

The issue got much better after picking up a high volume pressure washer and making sure to spray the brake pads really well at each wash.

It appears to be completely resolved ever since I switched out the front rotors and pads for Girodiscs. Much less brake dust and they don’t have the deep grooves the OEMs have.

Before throwing in the towel, would highly suggest trying the above cleaning method along with switching to another front rotor and pad combo. Doesn’t necessarily need to be Girodisc because they are abit pricey... but I can confirm from my experience they work good and no squeal since they have been installed and there is a lot of gravel, dirt and rocks at my work. Much less brake dust also.

I've been to the dealership to get rocks removed but for them to get right back in on the way home. I've taken off my wheels and gotten so accustomed to removing the wheels and pads from the brembos that I can do it my sleep.

It's just frustrating whenever I brake the squeels come back but only right before I give the final pressure to stop completely, not just when I press my brakes. I thought it could have attributed to my pads being glazed? I resurfaced my pads but still having the same issue. It sucks that the roads around me are paved, but the outer boarders are gravel, so people who veer off road (which is common in this area) bring back the gravel onto the roads, etc.

It's just really embarrassing to stop at a light and announce to the whole world and their mother. I apologize for sounding like I'm bitching but I have no where else to do it. Dealership told me it's a common issue. Almost thinking about trading in the car...
 

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Brake squeal is the absolute worst. So annoying and embarrassing for the car to make that god awful sound.

I experienced it 5-6 times during the first several months of ownership. Same thing, I took it to then dealership to fix. Sometimes they found rocks, other times they said the brakes were just dirty.

The issue got much better after picking up a high volume pressure washer and making sure to spray the brake pads really well at each wash.

It appears to be completely resolved ever since I switched out the front rotors and pads for Girodiscs. Much less brake dust and they don’t have the deep grooves the OEMs have.

Before throwing in the towel, would highly suggest trying the above cleaning method along with switching to another front rotor and pad combo. Doesn’t necessarily need to be Girodisc because they are abit pricey... but I can confirm from my experience they work good and no squeal since they have been installed and there is a lot of gravel, dirt and rocks at my work. Much less brake dust also.
I appreciate your suggestions and will definitely give it a try, at least the power washing portion. Just doesn't sit right with me that the issue is so common and yet Honda is not announcing a fix. I would rather not spend additional money to fix an issue that shouldn't even be present in the first place.

Thanks again
 

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Had this on my Si when I first got it as well. Was really annoying and sounds just like you describe it lol
 

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Brake squeal is the absolute worst. So annoying and embarrassing for the car to make that god awful sound.

I experienced it 5-6 times during the first several months of ownership. Same thing, I took it to then dealership to fix. Sometimes they found rocks, other times they said the brakes were just dirty.

The issue got much better after picking up a high volume pressure washer and making sure to spray the brake pads really well at each wash.

It appears to be completely resolved ever since I switched out the front rotors and pads for Girodiscs. Much less brake dust and they don’t have the deep grooves the OEMs have.

Before throwing in the towel, would highly suggest trying the above cleaning method along with switching to another front rotor and pad combo. Doesn’t necessarily need to be Girodisc because they are abit pricey... but I can confirm from my experience they work good and no squeal since they have been installed and there is a lot of gravel, dirt and rocks at my work. Much less brake dust also.
What brake pads did you pair with the Girodisc rotors? Did you also replace the rear rotors and pads?
 

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Front Girodisc rotors are paired with Girodisc SS pads.

Rears are still OEM with Girodisc Magic pads. Would have gone SS also but they weren’t available at the time. The SS pads are street pads.

What brake pads did you pair with the Girodisc rotors? Did you also replace the rear rotors and pads?
 

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