I would like to know what causes a squeaking noise when I push the brake? I have Mercedes-Benz SLK200. My husband repaired the car last month, and the day after he took the car from the garage it made a sound, not always. Sometimes, there's a sound, and sometimes there's nothing whether I push the brake slightly or not. Can we check it at home before we take it to a repair shop? Please let me know.

Answer

The rotor backing plate is probably bent and is touching the rotor, or the anti-rattle clip could be off center and touching the rotor. The first thing to try is bending the metal backing plate away from the rotor. See the video in this article, and use a long screwdriver or metal object to reach through the rim to push the metal plate behind and away from the rotor. You'll need to go around the whole plate and do this.

Updated on March 29, 2018

Original Article:

3 Most Common Brake Noises: Causes and How to Fix Them
By Eddie Carrara
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