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2007 Chevrolet HHR LS 2WD 4dr

2007 Chevrolet HHR
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
22 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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March 14, 2013, 11:14 am


Question: Brakes, or Bearing?

While I am driving I hear a slight scraping sound when I accelerate slow, or fast and when I put my foot on the brake it goes away. No dashboard lights go on indicating that the brakes need attention. What are your thoughts. Thank you.

March 21, 2013, 12:53 pm

Elizabeth K

If the noise is affected when stepping on the brakes, it is likely a brake issue. Having them inspected is the best way to get more info, the dash light will only indicate low brake fluid level, not the condition of the brakes.

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March 23, 2013, 12:44 pm


The noise goes away when I step on the brake. It is not always a constant sound. I can go a block or two with no noise and than the noise is back again. Thank you.

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March 23, 2013, 3:28 pm

Elizabeth K

The noise you're describing is not a bearing noise. Have the brakes inspected.

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March 23, 2013, 3:58 pm


The brakes were inspected and they were OK. They checked the calipers and drums and said they were also OK. The car has only 33,000 on it. The sound may be coming from the rear .............. it's hard to tell.

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March 23, 2013, 7:11 pm

Elizabeth K

Determining if the noise is coming from the front or the rear will be very helpful. Sometimes cleaning the brake dust out of the drums (rear) can alleviate noise.

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