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Rear brakes moan on 2003 Chevrolet venture van

Both brakes moan whenever I hit the brakes. It is very loud and happens everytime I put the brakes on. I have never had them replaced. I have about 70,000 miles on them. Someone told me that she heard that they need to be power washed every so often. That seems like an easy fix, but I'm not sure if I believe it. Any help would be much appreciated...

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  • bear5814 Dec 20, 2008

    I believe they are drum brakes on the rear of these vans....would that make any difference in the mileage put on them for changing them?

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Replace them.Ask your friends for recommendations on trusted mechanics or shops, then get them done. 70000 miles is more than enough for a stock set of brake pads.

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