Chevy Cruze with a funny sound when applying the brakes. The drums, pads and shoes among other things were replaced

Why do my brakes make noises that sound like parts rubbing against each other?

If your brake pads are excessively worn, the metal backing on them can become exposed, allowing the rotors and metal to grind against each other when you brake. Not only does this cause an unpleasant sound, but it can also damage your rotor, reduce your brakes’ responsiveness, and lead to brake failure.

Why does my car make a funny noise when I brake?

When the brake pads are too worn, the calipers can grind against the rotor and damage it. Your rotor becomes warped or distorted and so, when you hit the brake, you can feel brake thumping or on-off contact. Immediately speak to a mechanic to get all the brakes checked.

Why does my car make a humming noise when I brake?

Grinding or Humming

If the grinding noise occurs when you apply the brakes, it typically means you need new brake pads and possibly rotors. A low-pitched humming coming from under the car could mean a failing transmission, worn universal joints, a bad wheel bearing, or a worn differential.

How do you fix a noisy drum brake?
Cover just popped out by itself. And then all you want to do is just spray this down with some brake cleaner.

What does a broken caliper sound like?

A less-common occurrence is the sound of a “clunk” when you hit the brake pedal. This can be a sign that the caliper or caliper bracket has broken. In such a case, do not drive the vehicle, have it towed to a repair shop.

Is it normal for new brake pads and rotors to make noise?

Due to getting new rotors, you will want to make sure the correct replacement rotors have been used. Check the wheels and brakes for excess brake dust. This will also make a squeak, but again, a grinding noise is typically metal on metal, or brake pad stuck.

Do new brake drums make noise?

Wait for the new shoes to wear in. It will take about 300 to 400 miles of city driving before the new shoes wear in with the drum, so a tolerable amount of noise, during this period, is not unexpected. If the squeal does not go away during this period, it is possible that the problem lies in the brake shoe linings.

What does a warped brake drum sound like?


A thumping sound while braking, usually coming from the front wheels, which do the majority of your braking — can indicate that your brake rotors have gone “out of shape.” In other words, they’ve become warped.

Why are my new drum brakes squeaking?

One of the most common reasons that new brakes squeal is that there’s moisture on the rotors. When they get wet, a thin layer of rust will develop on the surface. When the pads come into contact with the rotors, these particles get embedded into them, creating a squealing sound.

Why are my new brakes rubbing?

You might have corrosion on the slides, or the caliper pistons. The caliper needs to be replaced or repaired, and you will likely need to replace the pad as well. High heat in the brake caliper can cause the brake fluid to degrade, or develop air bubbles.