2001 Grand Am Se 4-cyl, 2.4L, 5-speed, about 82,500 miles:
Pleeeease help! My car has a mind of its own! To make a long story short: Sometimes when I lightly (or heavy) press the brake pedal while coming to a stop, the front right side makes an awful loud grinding noise. And sometimes the horrid sound continues even when I come to a complete stop. Along with feeling it in the accelerator and brake pedal. I don't like taking my car to the dealer. Regardless, how muchyou thing this problem is going to cost me?
If it was the rear then it would be worn shoes or bad components in drums. Do you get a slight pulsation right before a complete stop at the brake pedal?
May, 4, 2006 AT 12:45 PM
Your pads are probably worn completly down and are frozen against the rotar. Chances are there's a big gouge in the rotar and need to have it cut down. Or maybe a new rotar all together.
It just boils down to you needing your brakes to be changed.
May, 5, 2006 AT 9:28 PM
A reply to the reponses from my previous question: The horrid grinding noise comes from the front right side. But the thing is is that it happens off and on. Not every day. It could happen for 2 straight days, and be silent the next day. Capishe? It's annoying. But no, you are right I know that it has something to do with the brakes. Question: Since I don't like dealing with the mechanic dealer, would Midas be a good place to go? Since they are suppose to be experts in brakes. Hopefully it will not be an arm and a leg. Thanks for your help and a response,