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  • Metal is hitting metal. Time to take your car into the shop PRONTO! You will probably need new rotors or you will need to have them ground down to the same level again. You have no brake pads left.
  • You needed new breaks a month ago because now you have no break pad left and are just grinding the shoe against the router. So now you need to replace both before you kill yourself hitting the breaks.
  • You need new brake pads on front, and /or perhaps new brake linings on the rear. The longer you wait, the more damage there will be to the metal brake parts. That would need to be dressed or replaced in order for your brakes to work properly.
  • Your brake pads COULD BE totally gone "Worn Out". When this happens you have total metal to metal contact and it will destroy the brake rotors if you keep driving the vehicle. If it hasn't been that way for any distance at all, it's possible that the rotors could be "turned" or resurfaced and new pads installed & It might be O.K. . If not, you could require new rotors, pads, & possibly calipers. The best thing to do would be to take it to a reputable mechanic that you feel like you can trust .
  • most likely, you need new break pads and possibly need new or repaired rotors, depending on how long you've been driving your vehicle around like that for. although, i recently had a grinding noise from my breaks and it was from a small rock that got lodged somewhere up in the breaking system.
  • Probably brake pads need to be replaced. The longer you go without replacing them will cause more damage - like wearing out your rotors. Of course, it can also be dangerous if your brakes completely fail.
  • All the above answers have said the brake linings are gone, however this is not always the case. I have dealt with this issue a number of times only to discover that the linings were fine and just cleaning the parts rectifies this issue. However I am not disputing the correctness of the other answers. Inpect the linings and clean or replace where necessary and this should fix the problem.
  • you went way past the squeal and stench into the realm of missing! take the wheel off and see if you have any pad left, if it seems like there is a lot then have the rotors turned
  • this happened to me and it means that the last time your brakes were replaced your rotors were not rotated and now your brakes are grinding into your rotors. You need to go to the mechanic right away! if you don't you may spend a ton of money replacing your rotors if you don't catch it in time.
  • You probably need new pads, but maybe not. I hope anyone who has brake troubles gets them checked asap before they do even more damage. Brake repairs can be VERY costly.
  • Your brakes are WAY passed shot and need to be serviced RIGHT NOW. Get off the road.
  • I hope you have some money for brake pads and probably more since you are damamging the breaks everytime you stop.
  • It means that your brake pads have completely worn away and you are grinding metal. You need to get that fixed ASAP otherwise you will be paying for a lot more than for just new brake pads.
  • That happened in my family recently; turned out there was a screw or something stuck in them.
  • You may need brakes.
  • Time to replace them. +5
  • You have metal on metal ; time for NEW Brakes !! +5
  • It means you better have a bunch of money available.
  • That your driving my car.
  • It usually means you need new brake pads. And if it has been doing this for a while and getting louder all the time, you might also need rotors or drums.
  • Im no mechanic but it sounds like metal against metal already - your car needs new brakes - sooooon!! +++
  • Need new brake pat,s like did last month;;; they workd lite a charem now.;)
  • STOP,,,,,NOW!!!
  • It probably means that your brake pads are worn out. Get them replaced, pronto! +3
  • new brake pads
  • If your brakes have been serviced and the pads are new, it could be that ABS is kicking in. New cars have ABS - Anti-lock Braking System that can make a scarey, pumping, grinding noise in an emergency stop. http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/anti-lock-brake.htm Never take a chance with your brakes. Get it serviced by experts.
  • it means you need to have them checked, sometimes that grinding sound is dirty shoes or pads, most times its shoes or pads worn down, if you let it go to long they will start damage to one of your hubs or rotors and those get spendy
  • Basically it means one of two things..... 1. Your brakes are dirty, you need to go to a garage, get them stripped & cleaned. 2. Your brakes are worn & need replacing. Either way, they need attention.
  • um maybe new brakes
  • LMAOROTF
  • when your brakes are making that kind of noise,it means its time for new brakes.
  • It means that the surface area of the brake pad has worn down and now you have reached the "warning" area of the pad. When that is gone you will just have bare metal touching bare metal. Basically, the grinding noise is to signal you to get your brake pads replaced and possibly have the rotors turned.
  • you need new brake pads and hopefully it has not affected the rotors, they may can be simply 'turned', but if they are worn too bad, and need new rotors....you are talking $$$$$$....
  • It means your brakes are out at a dance club getting dirty with some other brakes of the opposite sex. I would suggest imposing a curfew on your brakes, so they don't stay out grinding into the wee hours. You have to establish boundaries.
  • brake pads worn down to metal sort them out asap or youll badly score brake disc and also lose control of your car and wont stop
  • usually happens after driving through high water. Drive short distance with foot on brakes tapping softly till drys out. Also, pull tire (or let discount tire do it) and look at the pad. Replace pads if worn. Do it right away, dleay causes further damage.
  • Best to take it to the nearest repairshop and get it checked out by an expert.
  • It means nothing until your upside down in a ditch. Then it means bad things.
  • The Brake pads could be worn down to the little nubs, these nubs make a squeaking grinding type noise, its to alert you to change your brake pads, if you dont it can ruin your brake cylinder, and these costs alot of bucks. Most of the time they can grind these brake cylinders off and they work ok, but if you mess them up too bad, there is only so much they can grind off. They can also grind if they get wet, but only for awhile, also if they are bran new, this usually goes away as well. Get them checked out, its not super expensive for them to just check them out, mabye 30 dollars they may even check them out for free, depends on where you go.
  • Trick question? It means the brakes are rubbing -you may want to get some pads if the noise bothers you.
  • Commenting on the "best answer" Router = A device that routes a signal or data stream into other pathways. ROTOR = The "disc" in the term Disc brakes.. BRAKES = The mechanical way to stop a wheel. Breaks = Plural number of time taken between work shifts, or a plural to somthing broken.
  • it means u need new break pads
  • Don't know if anyone covered this, if you have the ability and know-how, remove the drum if drum brakes or caliper if disk brakes and look at the shoe or pads. If the brake shoe/pad friction material still looks to be thick and no shinny metal backing showing through, look to see if the brake friction material has been riveted on(holes in the friction material with metal rivets holding them to the backing material)instead of bonded (glued) friction material(no holes or rivets). If there are holes and rivets, look closely at the rivets and if any are clean and not covered by brake dust down in the holes, not scuffed by the drum/rotor then the rivet and friction material have slightly loosened on the backing plate and vibration has kept dust from settling on the rivet. The condition will not affect brake performance. This vibration often sounds like a grinding noise but most often produces a squeal. Other factors could also produce brake noise. I have never had bonded brake material loosen and personally look for bonded brake parts for myself even though one is as good as the other. Always use OEM (dealer supplied) or brand name parts for brake rebuilds. Prices for riveted or bonded parts run about the same. Sorry to have been so wordy but I wanted to get the subject covered.
  • The material in brakes will occasionally cause noises under certain conditions. If the linings are in good shape it can be that the backing shim my have been left off or there can be debris trapped betwwen the surfaces.
  • It means you'll probably have to have your rotors turned because you went too long without putting on new brake pads. Get both done asap or it'll prolly be koitens fah you.
  • Grinding from brakes usually means you have worn the friction material off the pad/shoe lining and are now letting the steel backing rub on the rotor or drum. Get the brakes looked at asap.

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