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Why Do Brakes Squeal?
Worn brake pads are what causes car brakes to squeal or squeak. Replace your brake pads and resurface your brake rotors to stop the squeaky noise.

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Brakes jerking - 2015 Buick Encore Automatic
You may consider having the brake pads changed with some non-Buick pads (i.e. aftermarket). Based on the number of complaints on this issue, General Motors seems to have a mismatch on brake pad material with this model. This will, unfortunately,...
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Wheel or Brake problem font end sounds like it coming from the right passenger side
Hello. Since you will need to have the tire repaired or replaced anyway, I recommend having the brakes and front end checked to see what may be causing the noise. Your tire may have cords hanging out of the tire...
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Vibrating steering wheel, schreeching brakes
You may have hit a pot hole when you went off the road and damaged the tire internal cords. This will cause a wobble feeling. If the tire is okay, then your wheel weights may have been knocked off and...
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Noise like brake pads over 35 or 40 no noise under 35
It sounds like you may have a weak ABS wheel sensor and a loose wheel bearing. When you hit the brakes, the sensor losing signal may be causing the ABS to activate. You would need to have the ABS diagnosed...
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Screeching when I turn
The noise you heard could be power steering pump noise, possibly a bearing, maybe just worn out brakes. I suggest having a certified technician check your vehicle to determine the cause of the screeching noise.
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Humming/whirring sound only when accelerating.
It is possible that you have a wheel bearing issue. It is usually worse when cornering in one direction and gets better when turning the other direction if it's just one bearing. The brake noise could be the return...
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Do I need new brakes or rotors or both?
Hi there. Without knowing the specifics about your vehicle, such as make, model, year, or being onsite to physically complete a brake inspection, it is very difficult to tell you how much work will be required. However, if your brakes...
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Brakes noise 2013 Honda Civic
You need to have the brakes checked before you drive the vehicle anywhere. It sounds like you have a leaking brake caliper on the right side and lost fluid. It would be best to have an expert scope this out...
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My brakes squel even though I have recently replaced pads and rotors.
Sometimes inexpensive brake pads will squeal even when new. Something you can try is to use some anti-brake squeal spray or lube designed for the backing plates of the brake pads. These can help with the high frequency vibrations that...
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I hear a hissing nose when I press on my brakes car barely stops
This may be related to your brake booster which is mounted on the firewall, and has what is called a master cylinder attached to it. The purpose of the brake booster is to assist in the stopping power of your...
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Whooshing sound from rear brakes
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to offer my insight. If the brakes are dragging when you let of the brakes, then you may have binding caliper slides or pads binding in the caliper bracket. I'd recommend...
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Squeaking sound coming from the front of the car when driving slow
This is very likely related to something that increases with engine speed. The drive or serpentine belts can make squeaking noises that will speed up as they do with engine speed. This is usually due to a loose or slipping...
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When I brake is sounds and feels like grinding metal
This is usually a sign of the brake rotors developing hot spots or becoming warped. When the brakes are applied, an enormous amount of heat is generated. As this happens and the brakes heat up and cool down repeatedly, the...
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Under car damage from steep driveway
Unfortunately, without seeing the bottom of the vehicle, it is impossible to definitively say what part you have damaged. The gas engine is located in the area you are describing. If you did major damage to the gas engine, you...
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Squealing
It sounds like it could be your brakes; however, it could be a belt. I have seen issues where the belt won't make noise until you let off the gas. I will give you some steps to go through to...
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My new front brake pads and rotors are making noise
Hello. Organic brake pads have a reputation for being quiet most of the time. Most of the complaints come from squeaks when the pads are wet. You describe your symptoms as more of a grinding, metal on metal, type of...
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Would a broken or disengaged e-brake cause my car to make a rubbing noise while driving at low speeds and reversing?
Hi there. It is important to have this noise checked before it becomes a serious safety issue. An e-brake that is not engaging should not cause the noise you have described unless a part has come loose or there is...
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Problm sounds in my car
Hello. Start by trying to identify what kind of noise it is. Does it sound like it is metal on metal? Does the noise happen constantly, intermittently, when you turn, with increasing or decreasing RPMs, while braking, or completely randomly?...
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Squeaky front wheel?
Brake pads have a metal wear indicator. If the pad with the indicator has worn down to about 1 mm, the wear indicator will rub against the rotor, which makes noise alerting you to check the condition of the brake...
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What could be the cause of a loud roaring noise when I apply my brakes?
Hi there. Typically, there are two mechanical parts that can cause this type of noise as they begin to wear out. The first and most common culprit is brake pads that have worn and are actually grinding on the rotor....

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