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2011 Kia Sportage. Hot brakes, release pedal, annoying noise

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2011 Kia Sportage. Hot brakes, release pedal, annoying noise on rotation of front brakes. Hit the brakes, it stops
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Going down a steep grade, 15%. Riding the brake. Leave your foot off the brake on the flat and this God awful noise with every tire rotation. Soon as the cool, it's ok. Now it just keeps doing it. Sounds like something is rubbing
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Andrew Martin replied 1 year ago.

Have you checked the thickness of the brake pads? Also, try using a screw driver to push back the dust shields behind the rotors and see if that helps it. It does sound like you probably have glazed rotors and pads that is probably causing your noise. The solution would be to either resurface or replace the rotors, and replace the brake pads. To prevent it from happening again don't ride the pedal the whole way down the hill, hit it for a few seconds and then let off for a few. This allows the brakes to stay at a lower temperature.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I had the rotors done and nothing. Where are dust shields? On the engine side of the calipers?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry, rotors. Where abouts are they. I'm stupid with some of this.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nevermind Andrew. I found a video on YouTube how to push the shield back and it's location.
Thanks for your input.
Expert:  Andrew Martin replied 1 year ago.

Ok good luck, if you need pictures or anything just let me know.

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