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slickjoe
03-17-2007, 07:18 PM
There is a high pitched screetching noise (not real loud) coming from the drivers side front end around the tire area. It screeches when the car is moving, however, when i apply the brake to slow down, the screeching goes away. Anyone know what the problem is? Anything would be helpful as I am going away in 2 days.

-Thanks,
Joe

Mike Jung
03-17-2007, 07:21 PM
Your driver's front inner brake pad low warning device ?

(Meaning you need new brake pads. If it is caused by that.)

slickjoe
03-17-2007, 07:22 PM
No warning lights are on at all. The screeching goes away when I brake.

slickjoe
03-17-2007, 07:23 PM
I replaced the rotors on the front last July, so rotors can't be the issue. Brake pads I replaced last May.

slickjoe
03-17-2007, 07:24 PM
Don't brakes make more of a chirping noise than a screeching noise when they are going bad?

slickjoe
03-17-2007, 07:26 PM
I'm not sure if this has anything to do or not, but earlier tonight (not sure if it was screeching then or not) I had to slam the brakes because someone pulled out in front of the person in front of me and crashed. I heard the brakes "clapping" the rotors (ABS kicking in). You think that may have caused anything?

Mike Jung
03-17-2007, 07:28 PM
Don't brakes make more of a chirping noise than a screeching noise when they are going bad?
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If the inner brake pad is really low, it could make a constant screeching noise when driving.

(Keep in mind: I am just guessing at your symptoms.)

I'm not sure if this has anything to do or not, but earlier tonight (not sure if it was screeching then or not) I had to slam the brakes because someone pulled out in front of the person in front of me and crashed. I heard the brakes "clapping" the rotors (ABS kicking in). You think that may have caused anything?
Don't know...

It might of just "burned" through what was left on your brake pad.

slickjoe
03-17-2007, 07:33 PM
Yeah man, that's what I just thought of when the ABS kicked in, that it tore the entire padding off. I better put new brakes on it tomorrow. I don't believe it's a wheel bearing issue, as that is a lot louder. I know these stock GM pads suck, you know any other brakes I could get (and where at) that are good?

Mike Jung
03-17-2007, 07:57 PM
...I know these stock GM pads suck, you know any other brakes I could get (and where at) that are good?
I don't know.

My last brake job was done at a tire specialist place that I go to.

They put in Raybestos rotors, pads, & calipers for me.
(Still on the factory OEM drums & shoes in the back though.)

They seem to be working better than stock for me.
(But not sure which model line up they used though.)

videoman
03-17-2007, 09:10 PM
Check that there isn't any debris on the pads themselves. Maybe a rock is caught on the brake pad. A bearing pack can be noisy but you say the noise goes away when you brake hard.

Sprucegagt
03-18-2007, 06:17 PM
Yeah man, that's what I just thought of when the ABS kicked in, that it tore the entire padding off. I better put new brakes on it tomorrow. I don't believe it's a wheel bearing issue, as that is a lot louder. I know these stock GM pads suck, you know any other brakes I could get (and where at) that are good?

Check your pads cause you probably are on the inner pad "squealer". Also check your caliper mounting pins if the pad is worn out. I doubt the inner pad "ripped off" instead your just feeling the ABS do it's job.