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Old 09-06-2009
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Might need new brakes or Wheel bearing?

Ok, so yesterday i noticed a wiered sound coming from the truck.. IT happens at low speeds(20 and below) and is barely noticable unless i brake, which then its very noticable. It sounds like metal scraping metal. but its not high pitched like a brake squeel..

So what do you guys think? i wont be able to check it until thursday and need to know if i should worry about the tire coming off when im driving to work lol..
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sounds like bad brake pads.
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yeah id say its the little metal tab on your brakes saying change meee
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Brake pads, I had the same noise and just got them replaced wednesday.
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Yeh, your brake pads probably got worn down to the metal and is grinding grooves in your rotors.
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wow, i just replaced the brake pads.. Ill have to check them out on thursday. if they are bad, that means i need to get a new caliper.. which i new i needed before, just didnt think it would run the pads down this quick. thanks guys
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are you sure its not coming from your rear brakes? mine actualy went the other day so ive had the tunes pumpin till i get paid so i can buy new ones :)
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it very well could be actually.. I know my drivers side rear brake had something fall apart(one of the little wire pieces) and i didnt really worry about it because it wasnt a piece that would keep the brakes from working..
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