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Brakes are making loud grinding noise when slowing down to stop or on an incline

My 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE van's brakes started to make loud grinding noises when I apply the brakes when I come to a slowing down stop. My husband just had new brake pads done on the car in late 2008 so I don't know why it suddenly sounds bad. the car also has new tires from around Nov-Dec 08.

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  • dpedron May 22, 2009

    thank you for responding so quickly

  • dpedron May 25, 2009

    my husband took it in- neded back brakes as it was metal to metal and had we waited a few more days the rotors would have been ruined so luckily we got it in time. thank you for your help.

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Ok, it could be a few things, 1. bad break caliper. 2. if you have ceramic breaks, it could be a cracked brake pad, and if they are not ceramic they can still be cracked. 3. if you drive a lot then it could be that you need new breaks again.. 4. also have your back breaks checked along with the front ones..

Posted on May 22, 2009

  • Jody DeVogel May 25, 2009

    welcome, did you find out what was causeing the problem? and if so was i able too help?

  • Jody DeVogel May 25, 2009

    it is my pleasure too be of help........

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