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My rear brake was noise( make sound look like the pad is need to be replace) when I apply break. Check the pad/rotor are good shape, clean did not help at all.

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Brake pads (especially rear) can become glazed. causes can be driving style, replacement of pads and no rotor resurface, or excessive heat due to binding. if you are sure pad life is good u can try to remove pads scuff the pad surface with sand paper and reinstall. if that takes care of the noise u may want to have rotors resurfaced to help prevent re-glazing.

ceramic brake pads are much less likely to esperience this problem.

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