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Q: Grinding from rear brakes

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I can hear a grinding noise coming from the rear brakes.

Hi there. Sounds to me that your brake pads have worn past their limit causing the metal base to press against the brake rotor which is leading to metal on metal contact. A brake service is due for your car. A certified mechanic from YourMechanic can be sent to your residence to diagnose your braking issue. Since faulty brakes are a hazard, I would have this issue diagnosed sooner than later.

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