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Medium humming noise when backing up at low speeds

When backing up at low speeds, like out of a parking space or driveway, I hear a medium/loud pitch humming noise when brake pedal is engaged. It stops when brake pedal is released. I don't hear it any other time while driving.

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OK, is it the brake pads howling against the disc, or the brake shoes howling against the drum?

Sometimes that will happen when there is a lot of play in the shoes in the drum, backing up.

A hum or low speed howl might be heard. This is not abnormal or dangerous but could be annoying.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

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Probably rear brakes. Clean them up or get them looked at and try again.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

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