Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: After brake pad replacement, car has loud creaking sound in reverse.

asked by on

When i go in reverse and only in reverse, when i lightly tap the breaks a very loud and noticeable creaking sound comes from the back brakes. Was just curious to know if this was from the rotors or from the brake pads themselves, this only happened after brake pad replacement and was not happening before. Thank you

My car has 67000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: If the rear pads were installed correctly, ...

If the rear pads were installed correctly, they will have anti-rattle clips on then ends of the pads that hold the pads toward the front, so the pads do not have movement when you stop when going forward. When you are stopping in reverse, the pads will move in the caliper bracket and may cause the noise. If the pads slides were not lubed, then they should be removed and lubed properly. I have also seen where the new pads have excessive metal and paint from the manufacturing process causing the pads to bind or make noise when applying the brakes.

If you are concerned with the condition of your brakes, then I recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to determine if the brakes are safe and fully working.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How much would you charge to replace the control arm bushings in the front and rear? 1999 Mazda Miata

Sent to CS front lower control arm bushings replacement front upper control arm bushins replacement rear lower control arm bushings replacement rear upper control arm bushings replacement

Q: Failed emissions codes P0134, P0327, P3fff

The P0134 code means that the air fuel ratio sensor is not operating. Most of the time it will need replacing to correct. The P0327 code means that your knock sensor is not getting enough voltage. The P03FF may indicate...

Q: Brakes

This may be due to a lack of brake fluid or potentially brake pads needing to be replaced. Your brake reservoir has a sensor in it that detects the brake fluid level and relays this to the computer. When the...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...