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My 2002 Honda Accord Ex, is giving off a gh pitched metal on

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My 2002 Honda Accord Ex, is giving off a high pitched metal on metal sound from the rear passenger side. The sound is intermittent and can be silenced by depressing the brakes to a certain point. What does this sound like?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 1 year ago.

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The noise you describe is caused by the brake pad wear indicator. The brake pads have a metal tab that will rub on the brake rotor surface when the pads need to be replaced. It's a standard feature on all Honda disc brakes. You Tube video of noise. The fix is replacing the rear brake pads.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will this wear a groove into the rotor causing a need to be "turned"?
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 1 year ago.

No the indicator tab is like a spring. It rubs on the rotor but won't damage it. If you wait too long the rotor will become damaged if the pad material gets too thin or wears out completely. Don't worry it's just an annoying noise meant to warn you.

Thanks, Honda-Man