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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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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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Squeaky Brakes
Hello there, brake squeak is a very common issue with your 2006 GMC Sierra. There are likely causes of brake squeak such as incorrect pad material, item stuck in backing plate, caliper guide pins seized, or worn brake pads. Though...
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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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My brakes are squeaking, dealer said they can check if a service would be due for $140 or to replace all 4 completely it would cost $740.
Hi there. Most shops will charge to replace the brakes on a vehicle by the axle. That would be the front wheels as one axle and the rear wheels as a second axle plus parts. The dealership wants to replace...
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My Small SUV is squealing while I'm slowing down and I'm not pressing on the brakes.
Hi there. The noise could be the brakes indicator rubbing on the rotors on the front of your vehicle. This is the reminder to have the brakes replaced. If the brakes are new or have lots of friction material remaining,...
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Do I need to replace the rotors on my 2012 focus EVERY TIME I has pad replaced?
You should not have to replace the rotors every time the pads are done. You should use a fine sand paper to clean surface of rotor so it can seat into the new pads. You will need to replace the...
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brake noise at low speeds
Hello. Thank you for writing in. Typically minor noises from the brakes when the vehicle is moving slowly is normal. Brake dust and dirt is one of the most common. Eventually this debris is rubbed off by the brake pads...
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New front pads & rotors (2mths) and hear a grinding noise when coming to a slow gradual stop. What could be causing this?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The last technicians that worked on your vehicle are not wrong. There are certain types of brake pads that will make a squealing noise when the brakes are applied. These are typically made from...
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Mazda 3 2010 making some noise from one of the back wheels.
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to diagnose and repair the brakes or wheel hubs on the back of the vehicle.

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