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When im driving at very low speeds such as 5mph... I hear a sort of loud grinding noise coming from my left rear tire. Also i see gray dust covering some of my rim to indicate to me that somthing is grinding possible. But the noise does go away the faster the car goes

so can anyone tell me whats going on or had this problem before? :ph34r:
 

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Do you have rear disc or drum brakes?

When was the last time the brakes were replaced/adjusted?

Does the car feel like it's dragging when you hear the sound?

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I know the fronts have been replaced
i have a 97gl Taurus
No it doesnt feel at all likes its dragging
 

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I've had the rears go bad on a few cars and the grinding is loudest at low speeds and when coming to a stop at low speeds. Once the wheel gest wet you will see spots of rust where the brake dust is on the wheel, and then you know for sure that you're scraping metal on metal.
 

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Are the rear brakes drum or disk?

If they are disc, you might have worn away all the pad material and might be scraping the rotor with either the rivets or the shims (depending on whether or not you have shims). In either case, it's bad, and you'll need a new rotor and pads...

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You should be able do it yourself for less than $150. The only special tool you might need is the gadget to turn the caliper piston back in (I've used needle nose pliers before).
 
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