Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Brakes are making squeaking noise - 1980 Toyota Cressida

asked by on

The brakes on my car are making squeaking noise. It occurs when I apply the brake, no matter what the speed is. I had the brake pads replaced several days ago and it didn't make the noise disappear. Do you have some suggestion?

A: Brake noise or chatter occurs when the brak...

Brake noise or chatter occurs when the brake pad backings vibrate in the pad guides and caliper housing. Often the application of a brake grease or anti-seize lubricant can be applied to the contact point of the brake pad backings and this will absorb and dampen the pad pulsations which are breathing the noise. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who has the tools and expertise to inspect and correct noise issues in the braking system.

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 to replace wiper blade arm assembly

Hi there. These arms are usually fairly easy to replace. To remove the entire arm the cover over the nut must be removed. This is at the end of the wiper arm. Once that is removed and the nut is...

Q: The mechanics is saying to change the Brake pads and engine mount replacement cost $550. is this worth to repair the car or sell

You have an "older" car but one with relatively low mileage on the engine. (My car is 26 years old, so don't feel bad). The big issue with "older" cars is corrosion and deterioration of critical rubber products like valve...

Q: Replaced TPS but now car doesn't decelerate unless I press the brake and slow it down that way.

Hi there. Sounds like the cruise control switch is malfunctioning and keeping the computer engaged with the throttle position sensor (TPS). Check the cruise control switch and see if it sets, increases speed, decreases speed, and disables. When disabling the...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.