I have a 2005 Ford Taurus. I recently took it to a mechanic who replaced my rear brake pads, and drums. After that, the car was returned with a knocking noise coming from the back brakes every time I use them. Fairly loud - can be heard in and out of the car…rhythmic sound, begins to quiet as the car comes to a stop.
Returned to the mechanic- twice - who took off the wheels, and pads, and put on new drums. readjusted/realigned everything.
Noise went away for about 20 minutes, and returned on my drive home.
Took too another mechanic, who took everything off and inspected it and said everything looks great and nothing is loose, defective, or out of alignment, and is totally safe- BUT they hear the noise, and can’t figure out where its coming from. They told me to give it some time, and see if it goes away.
Its been over a month and the noise is still happening. I’m starting to feel a slight pulsing in the brakes now as I brake from higher speeds.
any ideas? Its driving me batty.