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Old 11-06-2005, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default 2001 L200 brake noise

Hello everyone,

I have searched through the L forum and L tech forum and can't find my exact issue anywhere so I thought I would post for some advice...

My 2001 L200 with 58k miles on it is making some really weird brake noises. I have had the local Saturn dealer and a local Firestone dealer check them out and no one can seem to find the problem. Once I have been driving and using the brakes for a few minutes I start to hear a grinding sound, like a metal on metal sound, when I apply the brakes. It happens at least half of the time I apply the brakes to slow down or stop. It is more noticable at slow speeds. There is a also a little squeaking with it, but its the grinding sound that is so unnatural. The car seems to stop fine and it has had new brakes all around about 10k ago - i'm not hard on the brakes, the car just seems to eat them up. I had the car inspected 2 weeks ago for the yearly inspection and the dealer told me the brakes looked great. What seems strange is that I can slow down at one traffic light and the brakes sound like I have no pads on them at all, then I get to the next light and they don't make a sound, as if something is loose somewhere? Any suggestions/tips/ideas would be most welcome so I can tell the mechanic what to look for


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