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Q: Whistling noise when braking and accelerating

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My car has gone around 120,000 miles and lately I've noticed that it started making some noises. There is an occasional whistling while I'm applying the brakes. I can also hear it when I'm increasing the speed from second gear. I had the brakes checked and they are not the cause. What could be wrong?

A: Hello. If the noise occurs when applying th...

Hello. If the noise occurs when applying the brakes and not moving then you may have a failure in the brake assist. If it only occurs when the vehicle is moving then you may have a failure in one of the bearings or it may just be glazed brake pads.

I would need to know when it occurs. I usually start diagnosing this by getting the vehicle into the air and inspecting these parts for wear. If you plan on having this repaired, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose the noise firsthand and make the necessary repairs.

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