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When I apply the brakes it makes a grinding noise. Once I take my foot off the brake pedal, the noise still comes. I replaced brake pads three months ago. What could be wrong?


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My guess is the brake pad support plates, pad wear indicator plate or anti-squeal shims were not installed exactly right and became dislodged out of position and possibly rubbed on the rotor directly. For this reason I always take digital pictures of the brake assembly before proceding with pad replacement. That way I know exactly how the assembly should look when I'm finished installing the new pads.

If I were you I would insist the mechanic show you the old pads and rotors to verify they were really ruined. Toyota calipers don't get stuck except sometimes in the snowy, road salt rust belt States

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