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2009 Mazda MAZDA5 Grand Touring 4dr Wagon Auto

2009 Mazda MAZDA5
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Front Wheel Drive, 5 Door Wagon, 2WD Minivan
21 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
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February 20, 2013, 6:47 am

Shannon T
 

Question: Is issue front brakes or back breaks?

My breaks my a loud roaring sound when I back up when it has been raining or wet (snow). Is that the back breaks and is it most likely the rotors?

On a budget and need to know what to ask about and expect.

THANKS SO MUCH!
Shannon


February 20, 2013, 12:15 pm

Elizabeth K
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Your ears will be the most helpful in determining if it's the front or the rear. Try listening to the noise with the front and then rear windows down.

But a brake inspection will check out both, and will also tell you if the rotors are worn. Here is some info on how brakes work so you can feel educated when talking to your mechanic:
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/brake.htm


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