Had the following work done on my 2001 Hyundai Accent this past Monday: oil change, state inspection(car passed) and replacement of front disc brakes and rotors and rear brake shoes and drums. Since Monday have had the following trouble with the car: upon breaking car makes squeaking noise which is loudest just before car comes to complete stop; also feel as though car is wobbling, especially on right rear side of car. Brought back to the mechanic yesterday; he drove the car with me and said that the noise is because of the new rotors, that they need a break-in period of about 100-200 miles- if noise continues past that to bring back in. The wobble could be from a bent rim that I've had on the back tire for about 1 year that hasn't caused any noticeable wobble until now. My question is do you think his answer to me is correct or is something else going on? Also, he assured me that the car was safe to drive...do you agree? Thanks for any help you can offer.
Country: United StatesMake: HyundaiModel: Accent GLYear: 2001
Greetings and welcome back to just answer!!!!!!Usually brake rotors do not cause the squeal, but there could be some break in required. You are not unsafe to drive it because of the noise, I am sure they are under warranty for at least that many miles. I would just drive it and see what happens, but I would be willing to bet that they are dry (caliper slides no grease) and that is why they are making noise or the backing plate is rubbing. I assume the fronts are doing the squeaking as usually brake shoes do not, but there is a possibility. If the noise is coming from the rear then the shoes probably did not get lubed on the backing plate. Just drive the mileage then take it back, but it sounds like you are not unsafe. What brand pads and rotors did they use?Please let me know if I can help further,Bob
25 years in the auto repair business
Thanks BigBob for your quick response. I don't know what brand pads and rotors were used...my receipt doesn't say. I hope the noise goes away soon...it's embarassing! Also, what about the bent rim...is that what is causing the wobbily feeling? Is it causing tire damage and should it be replaced? Thanks for your input.