Q: Grinding noise of wheels, changed brakes, constant screeching

asked by on

2011 Mazda 3 Sport, 2.5 L, had a grinding noise in my wheels. I've had all brakes switched this weekend. It's now gone and it's constant screeching when I move the car or drive into the reverse even when it is parked and I push on the brakes.

A: Realize that those things have squealer tip...

Realize that those things have squealer tips. Your brakes are stuck on and there is a little mount piece that's sticks half way out. So when you have brake pads stick, it hurts nothing, but when they get thin, it start to hit the squealer and that's probably the noise you are hearing. It's time for a new brake job. My advice is to pull the wheels off and look at them all. If they are as thin as the quarter, then just change them all at the same time.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: RPMs erratic during idling, Check Engine Light on, P0174 code

Hello. The P0174 code deals with the truck running lean. That means that the PCM is restricting fuel to the injectors. This is usually caused by a vacuum leak in the engine. There could be a leaking intake gasket, or...

Q: Replacing ceramic brake pads

Hello. It is not a recommended mileage to change the pads but to inspect them every time the tires are rotated or vehicle is serviced. The pads should be changed when they are worn down at the thinnest part at...

Q: Brake popped out of gear

This is most certainly a serious concern that will leave the Lexus un-drivable until it is repaired. If the caliper is wedged inside the wheel, it is likely the caliper bolts have broken or become loose and backed out. This...

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...
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...
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...