I have a 1999 Honda Civic EX, 111,000 miles, with an automatic transmission.
In the past 1,000 miles or so, my car has started making a basket full of not-so-good sounds.
1. When I back up towards the right or the left, there is a very loud, steady squeal coming from the back part of the car. The squealing starts to end when I put on my breaks. And completely ends when I put my transmission intro drive. If I back straight up, the sound is still there, but not nearly as loud or evident.
2. There is a periodic, oscelating, grinding/squealing sound that comes from under the car when I'm driving. It's super loud sometimes and inexistant at others. It sounds like it is coming from under the right side of the car. When I press the brakes, it continues for the first few seconds, and then stops completely. When I first started hearing it, it would happen once or so a month, now it's happening at least once a day.
Guess what? It is time for a brake job! If you do it yourself, reply to this post and I will give you some tips. If not, depending upon the extent that they are worn down you may need to replace a rotor or two.
November, 17, 2006 AT 9:26 AM
Hmmm, that's what I figured. I wasn't planning on doing it myself. Truthfully, I'm just curious if this is something I can hold off on for a few weeks (just started a new job, don't get paid until the end of the month!). Or is it somethiing that need to get done ASAP and go on the ole credit card.
Also, I hate to get the run around. Any idea of what this kind of work is going to cost? I'm assuming I'll start off with a break inspection. And then. Whatever else they find?