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Creaky sound upon tapping brake, and brown right rear tire

There is a creaky (rather than squeaky) sound upon the gentlest tap of the brake pedal, coming from the right rear of the car. Brakes recently checked and will soon need replacement, but still okay, engage quickly enough (for their age) upon stepping on the pedal. The right rear tire only, has a brown residue on the outside. There is a hot rubber burning kind of smell from the right rear tire well when I park the vehicle after driving.

Any advice or tips greatly appreciated!

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If your vehicle has drum brakes in the rear the brake shoes need to be replaced. if it has disc brakes in the rear then the brake pads need to be replaced. My wife has a 1992 Infiniti Q45 with disc brakes front and back. I heard a similar noise coming from the left rear of her car and decided to inspect the brake pads. the outside pad looked okay for a while but the inside pad was almost completly gone. I would take a very close look at the inside and outside pad/shoes on your vehicle and check for anything that looks like it could be getting excessively hot while driving. hope this helps you.

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Looks like you need to change the brake pads sooner than later, the brown residue is the brake dust and the burning smell might be the dust hitting the the tyre.

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