1999 Nissan Altima Brakes and rust on front wheel

Tiny
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  • 1999 NISSAN ALTIMA

Brakes problem
1999 Nissan Altima 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 75,000 miles

I needed a brake job but my breaks gave out on me before I got a chance to get to my mechanic. There is a signicant amount of rust on my front hupcap. I know that prior to this occuring I heard a scrapping sound when I pressed the brake. What may this rust indicate?

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Monday, January 28th, 2008 AT 9:38 AM

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Tiny
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If you heard a grinding, it is metal shavings from the rotor and steel backing plate of the pad grinding together, expect to replace calipers and rotors!

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Monday, January 28th, 2008 AT 9:43 AM

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