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Grinding sound comes from rear brake area.

Had brakes replaced but it still makes the same sound and both my mechanics say that my brakes are fine but the grinding and squeaking continues.

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    2001 Hyundai Accent.
    I just changed rear brake shoes, drums and springs and I have that friction sound. I think it is not as loud as it was right away after the change (now it has 260km on it), or maybe I get used to it.
    Is it normal to have any noise at the beginning, let's say for a couple hundred kms, until the brake shoes and the drums get together? If yes what is the normal period, kms?

  • jjkepka Feb 04, 2009

    I have a 2003 Santa Fe with the same problem. Squealing, but stops with slight break pressure

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I don't want to disagree with those mechanics, but it sure sounds like you need new brake pads. Did you get the "lifetime" type? If you did, it might be an issue with dust buildup. I had some pads that would shriek and grind every time I tapped the brakes. I could have sworn that they were worn down, but it was just dust accumulation that was making the noise.

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Did you have 100% of all your rear brakes replaced, shoes,Brake hardwair, Drums or rotors.

Try having your ebrake looked it may be not on right.

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