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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Nico, return to the mechanic and tell them of your problem if rear left is still grinding or right, have them repair and make it right.
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A grinding or rumbling noise can also be symptoms of a wheel bearing or constant velocity joint in a driveshaft. A worn wheel bearing can also cause a 'whistling' sound (as can a worn CV joint).
A grinding noise with brakes is either worn pads causing metal to metal contact on the brake disk/rotor, or the brake backing plate catching on a spinning rotor ... or a loose/missing anti squeal brake shim (they stop the pads from rattling and vibrating).
However, as you say a mechanic has looked at the brakes and can't find anything wrong .. I think I would begin to suspect a wheel bearing or constant velocity joint on the driveshaft (front wheel drive cars).
Yes. Please find someone who will remove your wheels and check your brake drums or rotors, whichever you have, and do this out of kindness. This person need to show you the rotors inside and out, and if you have brake drums on the rear, remove those and show you the insides. You are looking for metal-to-metal area that will make a grinding sound. It will be easily seen by you. especially when you compare that with a normal smooth wear area. If you find a rotor or drum NOT smooth but all rough, that is the wheeel you need to have fixed. One more thing. I have a Honda Civic that grinds most every time I stop the car, and there is nothing wrong with it. Some brake shoes and rotors are noisy. Be blessed.
The grinding sound could be a brake pad installed wrong or backwards.There should not be any grinding what so ever.There is a serious problem.I would take it to a shop or dealership you can trust and have it check out.
Did the technician check the rear axle bearings for excessive play or the source of the noise when he checked the rear brakes if this was not checked properly you may have a bad bearing that is making the noise.
Have the rear brakes inspected. These are real easy to change if they need to be. You need to look under the car just outside the differential. This is an inboard brake system so the wheels don't need to be removed.
The grinding noise in the rear brake drum means that brake shoes are warn out and the metal part of the shoe is touching the drum. You need to replace it asap as it will damage the inner part of the drum and than replacing shoes will not help without skimming or replacing the drum.