Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Slow shifting, rear brake squeals, tire noise

asked by on

In the last few weeks, I've had a problems with the brakes that happen randomly. On cold start, the dashboard shows the ABS and TCS lights illuminated. When I start driving, the shifting from neutral into first gear seems very slow. During driving, I've noticed that the rear brake on the passenger's side makes squealing noise. The brakes on this side seem to be holding down. When I checked this side of the car, it was very warm. The car runs well and braking is fine also. This would go away after about ten minutes of driving. Also, when I was driving the other day, the tire on the back passenger's side made squeaking sounds. This sound was getting higher in pitch as I was increasing the speed. What should I do?

It appears the right-side brakes are dragging. Since you also have an ABS/TCS light illuminated on the dashboard, you likely have a fault in the ABS/TCS system which is causing one or both brakes on the passenger side to drag. The tire squeak you mention may be the tire’s belt separating from the tread. Both of these are potential safety issues, and should be checked out immediately. If you want to have this looked at, a qualified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to inspect the shifting and noise problems to verify what needs repair.

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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Slow shifting, rear brake squeals, tire noise

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: 2013 Chevy Cruze gear shifter was pulled out of park without brake pedal being applied now it will flow through all gears without the brakes.

Hi there. If the shifter is able to move without the brakes being pressed, then the brake switch (which also has the neutral safety switch built in it) in not working. Check the harness to the switch and see if...

Q: i have a 2005 Hyundai Accent when I come start coming to a complete stop my back end starts jerking

I'm not entirely sure what you are experiencing, but it sounds like you might have some rear brakes dragging or maybe a parking brake that is not fully releasing. In this case I can't be much more specific from this...

Q: On interstate, gear shift broke and stuck in first gear

There are many designs for the shifter system in vehicles, and unfortunately there is a known weak point in vehicles similar to your year and model of Porsche. Common concerns often lead to a recall where the part is upgraded...

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...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...