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Question by  karthi29198 (33)

Why is my Toyota Corolla car making a grinding sound when I brake?


Answer by  Allstar (2071)

Your brake pads are worn out. They're designed to make a scraping, grinding or screeching sound when wearing out to inform the driver that the pads are worn out. I recommend that you take the vehicle to a decent shop and have them replace your brake pads and turn the rotors on a lathe.


Answer by  RebeccaBargar (288)

It could be that something is lodged between the pad and rotor or your hearing metal-on-metal which means you need new brake pads immediately.


Answer by  kennethjgoodson (4903)

The grinding can be bad rotors or brake shoes. The shoes normally cost about twenty dollars and the rotors will run about fifty. Make sure when you do the brakes though that you pump the brake pedal or you wont have any brakes when you pull out of your drive.


Answer by  fs (41)

The brake pads may be worn. If no friction material is left on the pad, the pad backing will come into direct contact with the rotor or drums if so equipped. Have your vehicle's brakes checked by an automotive technician in order to determine th noise. Perfom this quickly as additional damage may occur.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Well grinding is never a good sound to hear. Either take it to a mechanic or Inspect your brake system yourself. More than likely worn pads are worn to the point the fasteners are scraping the rotor. Any metal scraping the rotor will ruin it so fix it soon.

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