Sundays off - seems fair, naturally. My apologies. I guess not seeing a comment from Saturday morning to Monday night meant that was the end of the responses. The only replacement of brakes occurred 2m or 3m miles ago on the right rear brake. It required a complete new brake assembly, because the caliper was frozen and brakes became very hot. Replaced calipers, pads, brake flush - $500 in all for just the right rear! The rubbing noise I now hear appears (as best I can tell) to be coming from the left rear brake and is equal to once each wheel revolution at very slow speed. If I brake more firmly, I do not detect the rubbing noise. I have taken the van back to the dealer who did the brake replacement two times to try to eliminate the noise. Teh first time they said a brake pad shim was loose and they repaired it. Noise didn't go away, and I returned again. This time the dealer adjusted the rear brakes and greased the shims. But, the issue is still present. I hear it louder after a car wash or heavy rain, then as the brakes dry out it is not as loud, but it is always there.
Monday, January 25th, 2010 AT 9:14 PM