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Old 01-10-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default Loud Squealing Noise while driving

Ok Let me start by first saying yes I am a woman and i only know the basics about cars. haha Anyways I have a 2002 SL1 with 90,000 miles. Monday I noticed a loud squeal coming from front driver side while driving. It would stop after i applied the brakes and would not return. Well about Wednesday It started squealing and it would stop after braking and return a few mins later. Well today its still squealing and only stops for a few second after braking and comes right back as a loud constant squeal. It does not do this when i brake or when im parked only driving. I was told its the brake pads and they need to be replaced. So im having someone look at them saturday. Does it sound like the pads to you guys? And if so its been doing it about a week whats the chances my rotors are ruined ? Just wanted some thoughts while I wait to have it looked at. Thanks

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Old 01-10-2013, 06:37 PM   #2
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In most cases it is a good idea to replace pads and rotors at the same time. Brakes are not the place to cut corners.

It does sound like a brake issue.

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: Loud Squealing Noise while driving

Probably the wear indicators touching the rotor. It sounds like the pads are wore down and need replacement.

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:20 AM   #4
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Yea sounds like your brakes

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:30 AM   #5
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We actually have lots of women on here who do their own work, which is pretty cool IMO

I usually be in new brakes following the procedure Hawk recommends
http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/tech/....jsp?techid=85

If you want to try to do this yourself, you are probably looking at less than $80 total.

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Old 01-11-2013, 04:55 PM   #6
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Thanks Yall. My car is parked until Sunday when my dad can come fix it for me

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