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'04 Corolla Grinding noise when breaking

I have a 2004 Corolla that makes an awful grinding noise when I break, usually just at low speeds like parking lots and stop and go traffic. My breaks have been checked and rechecked and in great condition, and it's not the high pitch whine you normally get with break problems.

It's coming from the left front wheel, has anyone else experience this, and if so, how did you fix it?

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Both of these guys have the right idea, a brake check wont reveal an issue with the rotors like this, you may have a grove worn in from having to suddenly stop at a high speed that you dont hear/feel when going fast. A resurface of your rotors should fix the problem. Even if they look fine you should have them resurfaced, no need to replace them. You were probably on a freeway and had to step into the brakes quickly, the ABS will cause your brakes to quickly tap against the rotors as to avoid locking up which can give a small grove from the quick tapping and releasing. So your brakes are prolly in good condition just a bit uneven from the quick stopping. :)

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Hey bud, wow this is weird, i litterly just got inside from haveing this same problem. well whats happening is the brake shoes are running low, or are very low and gone. my noise came from the left front and my shoes were bad. its because we dont have that metal pice that is upposed 2 squeek when shoes get low. so what u need 2 do is jack ur car up, take off wheel, and check ur pads or drum. that sounds like ur problem. and i just took my car 4 a drive and runs amazing now. no more noise.

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Even though there may be some brake pad remaining, sometimes you need to machine or replace the rotors in order to get rid of a noise. Rotors can develop a bad wear pattern that acts against a glazed pad to produce a loud noise even if they are not worn out. Replace the front brakes, pads and rotors.

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