Q: When I brake it shouldn't like a popping noise or cracking in the front , I know I need new brake pads and routers which I am gett

asked by on September 28, 2017

Popping or crunching when stopping (heard in front) at low speeds like Drive thrus or stop lights

My car has 129386 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Elysia. Thanks for contacting us today. If your car is making this type of noise, it could be due to the brake pads grinding into the rotor, but also possible that a different front end component is damaged. I think the best advice we can offer is to have the brakes done first and have the front end inspected while this service is being completed. This will allow the mechanic to determine what is causing this noise and recommend the right repairs.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $65/hr

What others are asking

I just bought a used 2011 VW cc 2.0 and I am having problems the EPC and motor light keeps coming on 2011 VW CC

Hello - the Electronic Power Control (EPC) light is a catch-all of sorts, representing some problem (engine, transmission, wheel speed management - incl. brakes, etc.) that could affect the ability to control power to any wheel on the vehicle. The...

I replaced my DRL on my 2016 Jetta but the indicator light is still on

Hi Tony. Thanks for submitting your question today. If the Daytime Running Indicator light is still illuminated after completing these repairs, then it's likely that an error code is stuck in the ECU and simply needs to be removed by...

Car throws code: P0301 even after I have changed spark plugs, fuel injector, fuel filter, ignition coils.

The engine intake near cylinder one should be checked when first started to see if there is any vacuum leaks at intake gasket or the injector O-ring. If no vacuum leaks are found then you may be having a carbon...

hello, my car did not start this morning, lights in car seem to work so I am guessing it is the starter

Hello...sorry to hear of this. Check to see if there are any stored diagnostic trouble codes. Be sure you have a fully, 100% charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not...

When putting oil in it pours back out and the oil pressure light is on.

It sounds as though you either have blown out an oil filter seal, or an oil cooler seal. The oil cooler is a black box on the front of the engine with a couple of hoses going to it. The...

Hard shifting.

This can be many possibilities as transmissions are very complex, however often times difficulty shifting into gears has to do with what are called synchros. These are fork like components inside a transmission, otherwise known as a synchronizer mechanism or...

Check engine light with a code about insufficient temperature P0126 to the engine.

Hi there. The coolant temperature sensor (CTS) is not working correctly. The sensor is sending a signal that the engine is already warm and when the engine first starts up, it needs more fuel a rich mixture to produce more...

ABS and Traction control light on and I lost battery power

In many cases, when there is a drop in electrical power in the vehicle, this may trigger the ABS light to come on as you have described in addition to causing the dash gauges to not work properly. I would...

What is the cost to replace the tensioner pulley, idler pulley, and the drive belt?

Billing question sent to CS for the cost to replace the tensioner, pulleys, and the drive belts.

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Need to Haul a Motocross Bike
Of Of course you would love to be able to ride your motocross bike everywhere, but the reality is, at some point you're going to need to transport it. A cargo van of almost any make or model would be...
Top 10 PZEV Cars for Eco-Friendly Drivers
Teddy Leung / Shutterstock.com The whole idea of a PZEV (that is, a partial zero-emissions vehicle), seems paradoxical. You’d think it’d have to either be zero-emissions or not in the category at all. But as contradictory as...
2012 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2012 Subaru Forester: Which One Should I Buy?
Mid-size sedans are the realm of small families or commuters who want a slightly larger vehicle than a subcompact or compact car, yet don’t want to fully give up their good gas mileage. The sedan offers more comfort and space...