Step by step guide on how to repair automotive grinding noises, this information
pertains to most vehicles.
Difficulty Scale: 4 of 10
Step 1 - Grinding brakes are the number one cause
for grinding noises, when a brake pad wears down it contacts the rotor creating
a grinding noise. If a grinding noise is heard when the brakes are depressed, check
rear brake pads.
Step 2 - An
axle bearing is designed
to support the weight of the vehicle while allowing the wheels to rotate. These
bearings are manufactured with high grade steel that resists wear under extreme
conditions. When an axle bearing fails it allows metal to contact metal under pressure
which creates a grinding noise. Once an axle bearing fails it cannot be repaired,
replacement is required.