Rear brake noise

Discussion in 'Prius c Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by XRinger, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. XRinger

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    This morning, I hit the brakes medium hard and got a short metal-on-metal 'scrape' noise from the rear end.
    It sounded like a brake shoe to me.

    Later my wife was out shopping and did a 'regular' stop and got the same noise.

    The car isn't driven a lot. It's just under 1.5 years old and has 5,400 miles on it.
    So, I'm pretty sure there isn't a lot of brake wear. Maybe a little above average from mostly city driving.

    I assume the rear brakes are self-adjusting. Do they make noise when they are adjusting?
     
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    Self-adjusting brakes only adjust when in reverse.
     
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    I just saw this Self-adjusters
     
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    Well, I stand corrected. thanks for this, great site.
     
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    Hobbit has done a lot of cool stuff with the Prius.
     
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    wow, loads of info in a 1990's format webpage on that site.
     
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    That 'noise' hasn't been heard since last week. We only heard it a few times and it seem to be gone now.
    Maybe it was just rust inside the drum? Or the brakes self-adjusted?
     
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