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My car makes a creaking sound from the rear when it is secured (handbrake on) and I get into it. My local Honda garage said this is normal. Is this true? Does anyone else get this? I do not get the documented 'creaking when first driving off in a cold car'. And lastly - no am not a fatty ;)
 

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Try applying the handbrake one more notch (incase it is moving a bit) or spray some WD on any rubber bushes at the rear or the car.
 

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Mine does this if the hand brake isn't on tightly.

I prefer to have handbrake on a little looser and live with the creak.

My old IMA Civic did have creaky rear bushes though - a common problem on the Gen 7.
 

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my car was doing the same since i bought it. pulled the handbrake a bit tighter and it would stop. although just had new discs and pads fitted to the back and i havnt heard the noise since :)
 

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Mines does this when parked on a hill, it's nothing to worry about. If I pull the handbrake tighter the creaking stops
 

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My drive is potholed and gravel (I must do something about it) as I pull away in the morning it creaks like a creaky thing. Just normal I think.
 

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Thanks for all the replies! I need new discs and pads on the rear and will see if it makes a difference.

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU :D i have this exact same problem had it for ages it's driving me nuts my mate has it every now and then but mine is constant i asked on another site and they told me to lose weight :( so im glad that this is normal and im not the only one.
 

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my car was doing the same since i bought it. pulled the handbrake a bit tighter and it would stop. although just had new discs and pads fitted to the back and i havnt heard the noise since :)

I always thought that cars with rear disc brakes used a central drum brake for the parking brake....
 

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No they used to on older cars. Now the cable attaches to a lever at the back of the piston on the caliper & twists it out when pulling the cable. Thats why a piston re-wind tool is needed to fit new pads to the rear
 
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