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Everytime I press my breaks I can hear grinding in my back rotors on my 1998 Ford Taurus LX. What could be causing this?

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    yadayada Aug 24, 2010

    the brake pads are worn out or a rock is caught in the pad

  • swall1013 Aug 26, 2010

    I know my breaks are worn and need to be replaced but would that cause my break light to go on and off. The light stays on until I hit my breaks and then it goes off. When I let of my breaks the break light comes back on.

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Pads are bad

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