Grinding at Full Stop, ABS?
So as you may know i've had my truck about 3.5 weeks now or so. Initially when driving it the brakes felt more sensitive than my 2000 Xcab, otherwise no problems till yesterday.
Yesterday I was about to miss a turn so i hit the brakes pretty hard, and as i slowed down dramatically i heard a grinding type noise from the front, and felt it all through the front and brake pedal, kind of gave it a wtf and went about my business.
Today i went up into the mountains with my wife and on more than one occasion when i had to hit my brakes hard would hear this god awful grinding noise from the front and get really weird feedback from the pedal. It would also for lack of a better term make a "whiney" noise. It did it on snowy/icy conditions, and nothing abnormal about breaking in all other conditions. No wobble, fine at high and mid speeds, only when hitting them hard.
I've never owned a vehicle with ABS, but i thought you were just supposed to feel a vibration in the pedal? I mean this sounds like metal on metal, and does not feel right in the pedal. I didn't feel it at all last week on the wheeling run and we spent a good majority of the day in the snow. Driving the whole way home thinking only about breaks the only abnormality i noticed was that the breaks would be somewhat squishy and i could almost pump them up to be more firm. I don't know if that's normal, i just never noticed anything like that on any car i've driven. When you're thinking breaks for 2 hours in traffic on an icy road, you notice everything...lol
I was able to easily replicate it up there by hitting the breaks hard in both 2wd and 4hi, and all times it was at low speed coming to a near complete stop. I didn't mess with it anymore after the initial discovery because i was 80 miles from home in pretty bad conditions.
Is this normal??? I'm under warranty, but who do i take this to, dealer or someone who does brakes? I'm just trying to see if this is a vehicle issue, or a brake issue which i'll be responsible for the costs on my own.
Sorry for the long ass post, i searched and found a few similar threads where some people said normal, other people said not normal, others said ABS, others said CV's, wheel bearings, ect. I just want to get it into the right place to get fixed, cause it does not seem normal at all to me.
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