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My car makes a loud grinding, scraping, groaning noise when braking? (Read all please)

my car makes a terrible noise whenever my brakes are applied. The brakes work fine, my car does not shudder or jerk while braking, my car does not pull to any side. Mostly want suggestions before any mechanics try to rip me off for something I don't need. thanks! Also, it is a 2004 Toyota Solara SLE if that's of any help.

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It sounds like you need new brake pads or shoes. Brake pads and shoes have an indicator that makes a metallic scraping noise when the brakes are applied when the lining on the shoes or pads gets too thin, it sounds like that is what you are hearing. You need to get this taken care of immediately or it will end up costing you more money. The longer that indicator drags on the rotor or drum, the larger the chances are of you having to replace the rotor or drum and that could get very expensive. The mechanic will probably recommend turning the rotors or drums to smooth them out unless you have been driving with it making that noise for some time.

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Sounds like you need your brake pads replaced. And if this is the case, and you've been driving. You'll need your rotors changed as well.

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You more than likely need new brakes.

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Take off the tires and check the brakes that are making noise some cars have sensors when the brake pads get worn down to a certin level the sensor comes in contact with the rotar and that is there to tell you you need new brakes you might have bad roters too depending how long you have ignored the noise and continued driving

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Yep the girls are right as usual, brake pads are gone. My wife and I do ours ourselves takes about 20-40 mins each front side. You'll need a c-clamp to squeeze the caliper back (use the old pad). Then quickly put the new pads on and put it over the disk. It takes a few tries, once the caliper pushes on the new pad, you only have a few seconds before it closes smaller than the disk. Look up your car on YouTube there are people showing step by step how to fix your car. ; )

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New pads. or if they're already new, try braking hard a few times it takes the film (coating) off them. this is only advice from my mechanic when I was having similar problems.

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time for a brake job. sounds like rotor or drum job also if not need to be replaced.

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Your pads are worn down to the rivets and they are rubbing the rotor and that is the noise you hear. Put in new pads and have the rotors cut so they are true flat. You will think your driving a new car when your done

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what if i have had brakes and pads replaced at least 4 times this year and it still makes the grinding noise after a few months? HELP

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