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Tires screeching while stopping ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dwntwnall4u, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. Feb 15, 2010 at 1:12 AM
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    dwntwnall4u

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    I've noticed lately once in a while it sounds like my tires are screeching when I am comming to a stop. But I'm not slamming the brakes at all. What could this be from? I also notice sometimes on turns in parking or neighborhood they seem to screech too, but I'm not going fast at all?
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2010 at 1:18 AM
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    if you run out of brake fluid they may be locking up really easily...
     
  3. Feb 15, 2010 at 2:29 AM
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    Just checked, brake fluid is fine.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2010 at 4:15 AM
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    Does it occur when you step on the brakes?

    When was the last time you changed or checked your brake pads? The pads have a 'wear indicator' on them that'll rub againest the rotor when the pads are bad. This metal on metal will cause screeching - telling you its time to replace your front brake pads.

    http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/disc-brake4.htm

    Other than that....
    We need more information..... You also might have something (stone) stuck in there. Try going in reverse and stepping on the brakes several times - this might dislodge whatever is in there.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2010 at 4:26 AM
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    this

    :thumbsup:

    if its your tires and not your brakes...maybe its time for new tires
     
  6. Feb 15, 2010 at 4:43 AM
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    Maybe because you're in California?

    I know the same thing used to happen on the Rockford Files.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2010 at 4:59 AM
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    Check tire inflation and alignment....and the brakes.
    My tires were slightly misaligned after my lift....but it was even misalignment- So the truck drove straight, but squealed in turns.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2010 at 5:06 AM
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    could be the type of asphalt you know how in a parking garage no matter what you do your tires will squeal.
     
  9. Feb 15, 2010 at 5:20 AM
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    And Starsky and Hutch! You may be on to something here.
     
  10. Feb 15, 2010 at 5:26 AM
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    This was my thought also. :notsure:
     
  11. Feb 15, 2010 at 5:38 AM
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    Alignment. ;)
     
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