Question about 2003 Chevrolet Impala

1 Answer

Brakes screech when driving and braking. is it the brake pads? or rotors? and how much are the parts and estimate on how much to get fixed

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Guru:

    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Chevrolet Master
  • 680 Answers

There is a small metal clip on the pad that is made to come into contact with the rotor. Just to make that screeching noise, to tell you it's time to change the pads...before they damage your rotors.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

7 Answers

My 2000 Dodge caravan's brakes are screeching after I changed them. Its only been 2 months since I changed them and its becoming very annoying. Changed the brakes and brake pads.


did you apply the brake pad anti squeal grease it should be applied generously to back of brake pads & also where brake calipers where brake pads will travel as they wear in some cases hard lifetime brake pads usually bmw/other german vehicles will simply squeal unless you install softer &wont last as long but im sure that brake grease will solve your noise issue you should have got a small tube where you purchased the brake pads !

Apr 30, 2015 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

Screeching metallic noise front wheel


Look for brake pads grinding the brake rotor. It could be the "screamer" which is a small metal part that contacts the brake rotor telling you the pads are worn. Hopefully it hasn't ruined the brake rotor.

Jul 02, 2014 | 2010 Subaru Outback

1 Answer

I just got an estimate have all 4 rotars "machined" and brake pads replaced - parts and labor were quoted at $542.40. Does this seem like a fair price.


These parts are brand new from autozone...Front brake rotor=90.00 for 2...rear rotor=60.00 for 2.....brake pads front=30.00/set...brake pads rear = 25.00/set...total = 205.00 parts
so the labor is 337.40....and the parts I looked up are not machined but NEW!!!...maybe you should do the work yourself....337 seems like alot of money....I do brakes for $50.00 labor per axle...especially if you are replacing all the parts...it's not very hard to accomplish...the front rotors easily pop off when you take off the caliper(which has to come off to do the pads) and then the rears are not really too difficult either...My opinion...either do it yourself or get another estimate...maybe there's an out of work backyard maechanic on your street you can give the job to..or if your in the indiana area...call me ...i'd be happy to do the work for ya 2196972613jeffrey

Jan 21, 2011 | 2004 Honda Pilot

1 Answer

I have a squealing/screeching noise at my right front wheel area. Cop stopped my daughter with a warning to get it fixed. It's a 2001 S10. Could this be the brakes? It stops when the brakes are...


Brake pads may be worn to the point where the warning indicators are touching down onto the rotor. It's usually a metal strip that rubs on the rotor when the pad wears to the limits, causing a screeching noise as a warning. It'd be easy enough to check by just removing the wheel and inspecting the pads to see. Take it to a mechanic if you're unable to check it yourself.

Dec 31, 2010 | Chevrolet S 10 Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Was told by Les Scwabb when went in for tirefix that the rear brakes are completely gone, needs pads rotors and calipers, and shouldn't really drive it anywhere. Is this something u think I should trust?...


Hi!!

Same happened to me once. I went and bought pads for $35 and took rotors to PepBoys for resurfacing, it was 10 or 15 for both. If they can not be resurfaced they tell you right there and offer new ones for about $50 ea. The actual change of pads I did it myself. Saved over $500 from their estimate.

Get another brake shop's estimate, and have them check your front brakes also, you'll be surprised on the $$$ difference.

Good Luck

Mar 24, 2010 | 1991 Lincoln Town Car

3 Answers

Screeching in right rear wheel ,sound stops when breaks applied


its the brake pad wear indicator telling you your pads are in need of replacing

Sep 09, 2009 | 2006 Kia Sedona

4 Answers

Rear brakes screeches


you will be needing to replace the brake pads very soon. the pads have a metal tab mounted to them that will actually make contact with the brake rotor when the pads wear to a certain point...this makes a loud screech everytime you brake, and sometimes when you dont, to let the driver know that the brake pads are worn out.

Sep 02, 2009 | Nissan Sentra Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Screeching noise coming from driver side tire


The high pitch sound may come from the brake pads as metal parts hit the disc to signal the owner that it needs change. The metal parts gets exposed when the pads have worn out. The brake also has a hub to cover the disc. See if the metal plate is hitting it but this issue would appear when the wheels are in motion. Check if it is the belts, have the tension checked out. Other than that the bearings are the other items on your wheel that could cause a high pitched sound when you car is in motion.

Aug 09, 2009 | 2005 Dodge Neon

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Chevrolet Impala Logo

Related Topics:

151 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

74896 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7688 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...