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When i go around corners i hear a squealing noise for a couple of seconds comming from the brakes

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Generally this means that your brake pads have worn down and need to be replaced. The pads are equipped with"squealers". They let you know when they need to be replaced. You should also be hearing the noise when you apply the brakes.

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