When I brake I get a whistling sound, what could it be? on 2008 Nissan Altima

Whenever I brake, no matter the speed I get a loud whistling sound.. What could the cause of this be?

by in Fort Walton Beach, FL on August 26, 2009
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1 answer 3 comments
ANSWER by , August 26, 2009
This is probably from the brake booster. It is located in the engine compartment, but the noise will be heard near the brake pedal.
COMMENT by , August 26, 2009
Ok.. I could be confusing whistling with screeching... would that be the same thing?
COMMENT by , August 26, 2009
Screeching is different. This could mean the brake pads are in need of replacement, if it is more of a grinding noise, then you may need brake pads and rotors. I would get the brakes inspected to know for sure! Good Luck!
COMMENT by , August 27, 2009
Thanks man, I appreciate it.