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Q: Grinding noise when braking

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There is a grinding sound when I apply pressure to my brakes.

Hello. The most likely cause of this problem is that your brake pads have worn down and the metal backing of the brake pad is rubbing against your rotor. I would suggest that you have your rotors and brake pads replaced by a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic.

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