Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

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.

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: rpm drops during idle

Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle needs to be scanned for diagnostic codes to figure out what about the vehicle has triggered the check engine light. They are very likely related. You can then use that information to...

Q: Can I replace my 225/45R18 tires with 215/55R17 tires? The 215's are what ALL tire sites say are original factory size

I owned a 2008 Sonata and currently own a 2015 Sonata Sport 2.0T Limited. With your generation as well as my 2015, the Sonata with the 2.0T engine has larger brakes so the 18 inch wheels make more room for...

Q: I change my brakes

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2002 Nissan Frontier. The rear brake shoes need adjusting when new ones are installed. You want them to have a slight drag on the drum when turned by hand. The parking brake...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
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...