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2006 Scion xA Question: Rear brakes make noise

 

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jben, Euless, TX, April 08, 2009, 16:06
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The rear brakes make noise when brakes are aplied. The dealer has not been able to correct the problem. The rotors have been turned by the dealer. One dealer told us that this noise normal.

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    April 08, 2009, 17:01
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    I'm not familiar with your vehicle, but I have seen some brake pads that have a high metal content cause excessive noise. Ask them if there are other pads available that may be softer.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 08, 2009, 21:49
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    I work on Scions and haven't seen problems with brake squeal .I do not see any service bulletins regarding brake noise or related problems from Scion.

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    jben, April 09, 2009, 16:50
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    I forgot to tell you that if I ride the brake while moving for a couple on minites the noise goes away. The noise is noticible first thing in the morning after the car has sat in the garage over night.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, April 09, 2009, 16:59
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    This may be due to rust build up on the rotors after they sit overnight. Look through the wheels and see if they look rusty. Is there a clothes dryer or something that would make it humid in your garage?

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    Visitor, January 09, 2011, 16:05

    Do you have factory wheels or aftermarket? We work on Scions all the time and if the plastic spacer isnt used the rear shoes will make noise. Also they may not be adjusted correctly or the shoes are on backwards. Without seeing a picture of them it's just speculation.

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