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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:37 am
by UNIT 6639
Whistling stopped but now if I press down on the break just before the car comes to a complete stop there is a low grinding sound coming from the left front wheel. WTF! This car is only 2 years old.

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:12 am
by Ezekiel81923
sounds like the car squeeked from your brake pads being worn....

and now...its grinding because its metal pad on metal rotor...

ic check your brakes to make sure you dont destroy your rotors...thats a healthy bill

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:55 pm
by X-OvrDistortion
Ezekiel81923 wrote:sounds like the car squeeked from your brake pads being worn....

and now...its grinding because its metal pad on metal rotor...

ic check your brakes to make sure you dont destroy your rotors...thats a healthy bill



Agreerer.

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:15 pm
by NDGeist
I swear i said something very similar earlier, but apparently it was my imagination.

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:18 pm
by Ezekiel81923
apparently...

well my only suggestion is to get it to the shop asap...i was driving my girlfriends car out to pittsburgh from the Illadelph and half way there i was getting the grinding/car not stopping at all when i was on the breaks deal

New rotors and pads = $467

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:43 am
by UNIT 6639
It stops fine, I do not think its metal on metal as I know what that sounds like, and why would it only be the one brake pad on the left front wheel and not both?

My toyota's pads were down to metal on metal so I know what that sounds like and so did everyone in my neighborhood on my way to the shop to get it repaired.

I wonder if it has anything to do with the alignment. The car is pulling to the left?

At this point I think I just need to take the car in to be looked at. i have an extended warrenty on the car, do you guys think this would be covered?

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:06 am
by KU40
frankly I don't know why you haven't taken it in yet. Things like this are pretty much impossible to diagnose over the internet, and when it comes to the stopping power of my 1-2 ton vehicle I wouldn't mess around.

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:24 am
by UNIT 6639
Like I said it stops just like it did when it was brand new, only I have these noises now. I will admit to being to lazy to take it in, I have been working 16 hour shifts and commuting 1.5 hour drive 97 miles there 97 miles back to and from work.

If I ever felt like the car would not stop I would have taken it in quickly. Next step from here is to make an appointment at Nissan.

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:26 am
by cecaa850
Any unusual noise that only occurs when braking should be looked at immediately. It doesn't matter what it "feels" like.

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:44 pm
by NDGeist
if your toyota had all 4 front pads gone at the same time, it wouldn't stop well.

If this car has 1 of 4 pads gone, it will stop fine, but will sound like crap.

You also mentioned it pulls left, said pull may have prematurely wore a pad. It's possible anyway.

Brake wear is not covered under warranty, but the longer you push it, the more $ you get to spend.

You can always replace them yourself if you want to save money, i'm pulling my rotors off this weekend and getting them resurfaced before i put my race pads on.