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1998 Chevy Lumina, 166,000 miles Was sometime making a bad squealing sound when backing up. Took to Sears for brake inspection, they fixed rotors and brakes, problem still, took back to them. Now they said they cleaned and tightened them up. Still sometimes hear same problem. Last time I back the car out of driveway didn't hear that particular sound but a funny metal sound. It scared me, haven't driven it since. I may try to move it today.

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  • Brian Anderson May 11, 2010

    Have they checked the wheel bearings? If they have changed the brakes, I would assume they would know enough to check them. Can you do it with someone around so you can pinpoint if it's coming from the front or the rear wheels? Maybe they changed the brakes and rotors on the front end and it's the rear brakes that are the problem. Might also be the velocity joints in the shaft that goes from the transmission out to the front wheels, but they should have know better to check them as well. Good Luck

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Your rear brakes set your emergency brake system, to the proper required settings, your e brake system sounds to be the problem, the brake shop is liabl for this so bring it to a dealer and hav it serviced properly, you are having mechanics "pull the wool over it" basicially your being screwed, go back to sears and speak with a manager before having the dcar fixed properly.

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