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I have a 2003 Santa Fe (approx 71K miles - new brakes in March 2007) that has been making a low pitch sort of squeal when I am accelerating between 15 mph to 40 mph. Getting more frequent and sometimes at higher mphs. I only hear it when the windows are open and it's pretty quiet. When driving near a cement barrier or between close building I hear it better (like it echoes back off the solid walls. Does not make the noise when braking only sometimes when accelerating.

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Either the caliper pins are not releasing properly(cleaning and lub. will solve that) thus causing brake pads to partially stay in contact with your brake disc(rotor)

or its possible that your brake discs have exessive riges on the outer ege(if spec. allows discs can be skimmed or replaced)

also try shamferring the brake pad eges and remove forreign dust/dirt particles from and arround your calipers.

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