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WHy dose my brake pedal push back and make a grinding noise

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The only way the brakes will make a grinding sound is, if the brakes are worn down. metal to metal. pull the tires off, and check the brakes for wear. front and back ! have a good day !

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Look through the openings in your front wheels and look at the front rotors-are they gouged up? You are probably running metal-to-metal, pads to rotors.
Chances are real good your rotors will have to be replaced along with new pads, but if you catch it early enough you might be able to have them machined, although nowadays that is hardly easy to get done and the savings usually is not as significant as it once was.

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If your brake pedal is pushing back in a pulsing fashion odds are you have a warped rotor. To fix it replace the rotor. Grinding noise is worn brake pads, so replace them too. All of these parts should cost under $50.

  1. Simply remove the wheel
  2. remove two bolts holding on the brake caliper, slide off caliper one end at a time
  3. Pull cotter pin that goes through nut in the middle of the rotor, then remove nut
  4. slide off rotor
  5. remove front and rear bearings from rotor
  6. pack bearings with bearing grease and replace in new rotor
  7. slide new rotor over spindle
  8. tighten nut all the way down to seat bearings,then back nut off enough to make rotor spin freely, replace cotter pin
  9. Remove old brake pads; outer pad slides off, inner one pops out toward outer pad
  10. Replace pads
  11. Slide caliper onto mount one end at a time
  12. Coat caliper bolts with antiseize before replacing
  13. Put wheel back on, tighten lug nuts
Whenever you replace brake pads you should do both sides. Good luck

Posted on May 23, 2011

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sounds like it may be the power booster, check to make sure there is vacuum going to it. if so make sure the valve on the end of the hose is ok....it a one way valve...Hope this helps??

Posted on May 23, 2011

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