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I had my brakes fixed, the tech said he replaced the pads and turned the drums. My 2005 Santa Fe is making a whining, for lack of the correct term, when I step on the brakes to slow down, the noise ends when I come to a complete stop. The pads look new but the drums have an even defined groove all around, they are not smooth and shiny. Is this a bad repair job and the cause of the whinig? Elaine

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If the drums had been turned they should be smooth and depending on how long you had been driving around before you decided to look shiny. the noise you are hearing is normally caused by either not turning the drums or just simply not cleaning the existing brake dust off of the brake parts before installing the new shoes. also there is an anti noise lubricant that is used, he may have just forgotten to use it. hope this helps

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