Q: Clicking sound while braking downhill

asked by on

I have a high-mileage vehicle that has gone close to 250,000 miles. Before I went on a planned trip, I took it to the mechanic's and he had the brake lines and emergency brake replaced. The trip went well with some minor issues. However, as of lately, the car has been having some braking issues. The clicking sound is noticeable during braking and it seems to be coming from the area on the passenger's side. The problem occurs only while I'm braking going downhill and making a turn to the right simultaneously. What could be causing this? Thank you in advance.

Have the brakes (front and rear) checked to see if the rear drums or front rotors are warped. The clicking is most likely caused from the rear drums warped and the rear brakes needing adjustment. The rear shoes are traveling too far and starting to snap on the drum as it turns and a high spot is encountered. If you want to have this looked at by a professional diagnose the clicking noise in person to ensure that a correct repair is made.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Clicking sound while braking downhill

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: Extremely lean fuel trim

Hi there. After completing an error code download to verify if this is an electrical glitch first, the next step most professional mechanics would complete is the fuel pressure test. This tends to be the source of an across the...

Q: Problems with the steering after replacing tires and alignment

The steering drag link, idler arm, and tie rods should be checked to see if the joints are worn out and needs to be replaced. The steering shock should also be checked to see if it is still good, worn,...

Q: Q: Cold start issues

Hello. A no start condition can be caused by many things. If you believe that the engine is flooding and then there is likely an issue with the vehicle's fuel or engine management systems that are causing the problems. If...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
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...