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Jeff

Jeff 12/25/2012

2008 Honda Civic DX 4 Cyl 1.8L

Brakes

When I brake, I hear a grinding sound. What is the problem? I have a 1997 Ford Expedition.

It is not a loud grinding, but it gets a little louder the closer the car gets to stopping.

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rick

rick 12/25/2012

Would have to say it's time for a brake job . The pads are worn out . Drive it for long like that and it will cost more and more . Merry Cristmas

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Jimm

Jimm 12/25/2012

Most likely the brake pads are worn. You'll need to have the front wheels / front end raised off the ground (support with jack stands). Remove the front wheels to inspect the brake pads and rotors condition and for excess wear / metal-on-metal grinding.
Try the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the specific steps to inspect and repair the front disc brakes. Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts. For example they (RockAuto) list the brake pads from around $8.65 (per axle set) and the front rotors for around $16.00 each for your vehicle.

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