Grinding or rubbing sound when applying the brakes

United States
November 14, 2006 2:37pm CST
I am getting a very annoying grinding or rubbing sound when I apply the brakes. It does not happen all the time and it mostly happens when I am going downhill and when I am going slow. However, it does happen rarely but when I am on the flat or stopping on an uphill. No matter what, I only get it when I am using the brakes. I have had two different garages look at my brakes and they say that there is nothing wrong with them. I have had my wheel bearings looked at and on the suggestion of one of the garages, I had the tires looked at. They all turned out to be negative. I have a 2002 Saturn. I have about 65K miles on it. I am getting concerned about the safety of the vehicle especially since I have had different people look at it without them finding anything. Are you aware of anything like this that I can look into.
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• United States
14 Nov 06
Hi, I have had that many times. It should be your rotors if they said your brakes are fine. Also sometimes a caliper can slip and rub on the rotor. Sounds like the Garages you took it to did not try very hard. If they find it is the rotors they can be either sanded down or turned which means that they cut off a layer of the rotors.It seems very odd to me that they can't find something. Where did you take it. Email me at loreitah@msn.com if you have any other questions. Loreita Holladay Independent Marketing Executive Four Point Group www.happyhealth.fourpointconsultants.com loreitah@msn.com
@jamie11982 (1663)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Take it to the dealership that you got it from and have it looked at or buy a book for your make year and model of car then look it up. the only help that i can give you. hopefully this can help.
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