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BRAKES REPAIRED BUT STILL GRINDING NO

2001 Volkswagen Jetta

Brakes problem
2001 Volkswagen Jetta 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 69,000 miles

I had my front brakes repaired-brake pads and rotors replaced. The brakes were very noisy after repair so I brought it back to my mechanic and they replaced the brake pads again (at no cost).
There is still a brake issue going on and I brought it back to my mechanic a 3rd time and they say it can't be the brakes and that the brakes are safe and they can't find the problem.

Here is the problem I have encountered every time I drive the car-while the brakes are not squeaky whenI am braking, when I am coming to a full stop the brakes feel like they stick and there is a slight metal sticking/grinding noise; if I am stopped and I am releasing the brake to drive they grind loudly as I take my foot off the brake especially if I am on a hill-facing upr or down it doesn't matter; if I am parallel parked and my foot is on the brake all the way and I am turning the wheel to come out of the spot, the wheel is grinding as I am lifting my foot off the brake. None of these issues existed prior to have the front brakes repaired. I don't know what to do.
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DZKNY
September 29, 2010.



Hello. Thanks for the donation. Much appreciated

There are different types of brake pad on the market (metalic/semi-metalic/ceramic etc. Etc.) These all make a quite different sound when braking and even more so on new rotors, new pads and rotors need bedding in together and will gradually get quieter as they mate to each other. Also if the mechanic fitted metalic pads when you had ceramic's on the car before, you will get more noise than you are used too, and because you drive the car all the time you will notice it more than any tech who is test driving the vehicle trying to listen for an actual grinding noise. The quality of pad used is also a factor . Cheaper pads will generate more noise. Take the car back to the tech/shop and ask what type (metalic/ceramic) have been fitted. It may be worth paying a little extra for a good OEM ceramic brake pad

Dave H
Sep 29, 2010.