This car does pretty well, but some times and not every time, when backing up, there is a grinding sound. At times it really sounds like
something is coming apart. However, there seems to be nothing wrong.
Have taken it to a mechanic and they can not find anything wrong.
Also, the anti - lock brake light has come on twice. There is
no mechanical problem showing up so far, and this has been going on for
well over a year. Oh also, someone said to use the emergency brake and
it will adjust the brakes. I have done that and it it does stop for a while,
sometimes. Don't know, very unusual. Have checked on line at other sites
for solution, and about at least 50% of people who own this type car have
mentioned brake problems.
So, If anyone has a solution, I would appreciate your time.
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Re: Brake noise when backing up.
Your brake shoes may be adjusted out too far, or a spring on your rear brakes may be disconnect and rubbing against the brake drum, or you may have bad break cylinders...personally I would go with bad wheel bearings which is also damaging your axel.
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When do you hear this grinding noise , all the time or when braking or when turning one direction or another ? If when breaking ,the brake pads maybe worn down to nothing , metal contacting the brake rotor . If all the time an when turning ,could be a wheel bearing . Which every is the problem you need to have it check out right away .
Brake pads are worn. That noise is the sound of the backing plate for the brake pads hitting the rotors. You will need to replace the pads and probablt the rotors. When the brakes go metal to metal like that it typically destroys the rotor.
Hi R, If I understand correctly the sound you're describing could be something known as 'pinking' It occurs when the ignition timing is too far advanced and can damage the engine. Make sure that you're using the correct octane rated fuel in your vehicle and thereafter take it for a tune. Whoever does it, should set the timing at 10 degrees BTDC. To set the timing correctly, open the diagnostic socket in the engine compartment which when standing facing the front of the car will be on your right and the vehicles left. Open up the cover and bridge between T and E1 (A small directory is inside the same cover, which will help you find the correct connections) Only when the bridge is connected can the ignition timing be set correctly. This should be carried out with a strobe timing light with the engine running. Regards Johngee10
The brake pads sound worn and are grinding into the rotors due to low lining on them.Have the brake pads replaced, hopefully they did not ruin your rotors with grooves yet.Please let me know if this helps
Hi, When a grinding noise is detected first locate the area of the car it is being generated from. Most grinding noises will be being generated while driving, if you are having a hard time detecting the location of the grinding sound, have a helper ride along in the rear seat to give a new perspective on the origin of the grinding noise. A grinding noise can be generated by many things from worn out brake pads to axle bearing failure. Once a grinding sound has been detected action must be prompt. Grinding in most cases is telling you something has failed or is failing.It can be as a result of worn out brake pads or shoes, check your engine and transmission mount, check for axle bearing failure, check your power steering system for leak... Take care
May be the grade of pad that was used in replacement,Would find out if ceramic brake pad is available for this vehicle.They usually cost a little more but provide better perfomance typically less noise issues and create less brake dust.
Normal ?? go back to the dealer and ask him to look up TSB 06-36-06 date June 23 2006 this specifically deals with the rear calipers... not sure about the front.
be that as it may... any time you have warrenty issues with a dealer... keep track of what was done and said.... and ... ask the dealer to contact the area rep and have him involved