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Trouble with my nissan xterra 2005

A hard rattling grinding noise it feels like i am driving on a pavement of gravel and then all of a sudden its stops then i will continue to drive and then it happens again

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Hi, grinding noise when you driving you should check the condition of your brake pads.

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