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Yep, got my first Cougar about 3 weeks ago. Silver 2001 (51) reg 48,000 on the clock... immaculate apart from an alarming grinding noise/feel when i brake slowly from 10 yards in... had it checked out and been told there's nothing wrong with the discs/pads and to expect noise as it's 9 years old!!
Probably have to post this on another thread if I want advise, right?
Welcome aboard. You have a very late example. Have only ever seen 1 or 2 on a 51 plate.
Regarding your brakes though, you shouldn't be getting grinding noises! I'm sure somebody will better advise you shortly.
yes tomo, go to forum, then problems and start a new thread, sure someone will be able to advise, where did you get the brakes checked, was it a garage/dealer or just a mate, post as much info on new thread, which area it is coming from etc etc
Welcome sounds like you might have a C2 like mine, but i'm with the others you shouldn't get a grinding noise from brakes, i've just had mine done and my car is a 2001 model too, some mechanics talk out their backsides mate