After some nice motoring months with my Espace, today, when arriving to work, I have opened the window while still at slow movement, and have heard an strong metal scratching noise. It was so loud that I have thought someone was drilling metal
!. But then, when entering the parking, I have noticed that the noise was following me
... Even driving very slowly, the noise was very strong.
I have opened the bonnet, as I was even suspecting of an automatic transmission problem (yes, it was that bad!) but, luckily, it seems OK. I am thinking along the line of a brake problem, as I recall some time ago a mechanic told me that rear discs were about to expire...
After just about 5 minutes, a work colleage has arrived and I have tried to reproduce the noise by driving in the parking, but it has refused to appear... I have heard some lighter screeching noise from a rear brake, which I think it is telling me that some pad is asking for replacement
... perhaps this is all that has happened, but I would like to have your confirmation (if this strong scratching noise I have heard could be due to that), as I need to drive about 20km to my Renault garage (yes, I won't try to do the work by myself as I have lots of other work to do and just have no time!)
Thanks for your help.