Symptoms indicates the front pads should be due for replacement.
When reversing slowly, the noise should screech louder than when moving forward. That is an indication the pad wear indicator is brushing against the rotor.
Noise can be intermittent and does not require the brakes to be applied. It might disappear momentarily when brakes are applied.
If the rear brakes are disc, checking with the torchlight applies for both front and rear.
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 AT 1:01 PM