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My BMW Z3 is making a squealing noise. It sounds like it's coming from the rear. It does not only happen when I apply the brakes and sometimes it sounds likes something is scraping. What could this be?

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SOURCE: Back Wheel Squeaking - Rotors and Brakes

If it isn't the brake pad worn out, then it is the brake backing/dust guard sheet metal shield ( AKA backing plate), take a suitable device like a large screwdriver and bend the backing plate away from the rotor. Problem solved.

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its the dreaded seat rock syndrome, plenty of fixes on the forums, basically you have to replace spacers in set drive mechanism. I did with the help of a friend after ordring bushes and it was quite easy.

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Brakes make a whistle noise when applied and sometimes a low grown or grinding when coming to a slow stop or start.


A grinding or rumbling noise can also be symptoms of a wheel bearing or constant velocity joint in a driveshaft. A worn wheel bearing can also cause a 'whistling' sound (as can a worn CV joint).

A grinding noise with brakes is either worn pads causing metal to metal contact on the brake disk/rotor, or the brake backing plate catching on a spinning rotor ... or a loose/missing anti squeal brake shim (they stop the pads from rattling and vibrating).

However, as you say a mechanic has looked at the brakes and can't find anything wrong .. I think I would begin to suspect a wheel bearing or constant velocity joint on the driveshaft (front wheel drive cars).

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Sounds like a dragging brake pad. There is an adhesive that can be applied between the calipers and the pads. Or it may be time for a rear end brake change.

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How To replace front Brake Pads. In 90% of the car manufacturers the job will be done the same way. This is F250 Ford 2006

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Most commonly, that sound would be coming from your brakes. Have you had them checked or replaced recently?

Brakes will squeal if they get worn down too far and require brake pad replacement. Sometimes they will squeal in perfectly harmless condition such as when they get wet, which should clear up quickly as they dry, or if they experience too much vibration. New brake will also sometimes come with either gaskets, metal clips, or a sort of anti-vibration grease or putty to reduce squealing from harmless vibration.
In any case, I would recomend having somebody knowledgable (or service center) check the brake pads for wear and replace if neccessary.

On more rare occassions, the squealing could be coming from other sources such as being in need of chassis lubrication, axle grease, and so forth. Most more serious mechanical wear or failure would sound more like a grinding noise.

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The most common cause is that the brake pads are worn, causing the audible wear indicator to sound a squealing or scraping sound.

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When driving or starting the car i notice when using the brakes it makes a squeaking noise - not all the time think its possibly damp causing it as it was raining yesterday and it happened but no rain...


To address your first problem squeaking brakes aka "brake squeal", is most often casued by one or 2 things: "Pad vibration" or a "low brake warning sensor".

Pad vibation is usually caused by ineffective pad anti-rattling clips & hardware that allow the pads to vibrate at a super fast speed whenever the brakes are applied, thus causing a high pitch brake squeal. To correct this, replace all the pad hardware and anti-rattling clips and make sure you use a quality pad set that has anti-rattling plates attached to the backs of them. Weather conditions do affect brake squeal, that is why it seems to be worse at times.

Low brake warning sensor squeal occurs when your brake pads reach the point of replacement, the sensor attached to the pads scrapes on the rotor which produces a high pitch squealing sound to warn you it's time for new pads.

As far as your second problem goes (a knocking sound), I'll need more information about the problem before I can offer a possible cause (eg. happens on left or right turns, while going over bumps, at high or low speeds, accellerating...).

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That sounds like the wear indicators are causing the squealing. They are a small piece of metal attatched to the brake pad, that when the pads wear down to a certain point, they began to touch the rotor when the brakes are applied and make a squealing noise to let you know you should check/replace your brake pads.

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Sure sounds like you need new brake pads. On the brake pad is a small metal tab that contacts the rotor and squeals when the pads need to be changed. Hope this helps. Please keep me posted. Good luck

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When backing up and sometimes turning right my brakes(?) make a squealing sound. Almost as though a pebble is caught and grinding on something. Honda 2004 accord-50.000miles. I was told I needed new brakes...


Your rear brake pads are most likely worn to the wear indicator which can make a high pitch squealing noise. It is very common that it will squeal when backing up, but not when applying the brakes. 50,000 miles is about the average life for rear brake pads on your car.

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