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#1 Old Nov 9th, 2010, 10:13 PM
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I drive 20 mph slightly hitting the breaks and it squeaks. When i press the break hard it makes a faint grinding noise. I just got new break pads and shoes and they hyave 95 % left. Judst breaks checked all my capilers and rotors are they good. I know nissan has blogs about nissan altima 2009 and a break p[roblem. Is this normal for a nissan altima 2009. The noise when i hot on the breaks a certain way sounds like a faint griding noise and i just got new break pads and shoes whats the deal? mmmmmm.
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#2 Old Nov 9th, 2010, 10:31 PM
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BRAKES not BREAKS!

BRAKES stop a car.

BREAKS are what you get when you snap a pencil in half.

Did you get your rotors and/or drums refaced?

What's a "capiler"?

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Somebody ate a whole bag of dumbass for breakfast.

Why do people continue to run a vehicle when a warning light comes on or starts flashing? Isn't that a clue that something is wrong and you probably should NOT drive it?
Is this whole car driving thing really freekin' brain surgery?

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#3 Old Nov 9th, 2010, 10:46 PM
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capilers are part of the break(spelling) system. yes to the answer to your question.
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#4 Old Nov 9th, 2010, 10:51 PM
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Hmmm... I've never seen "capilers" before. Although I do know that most disc BRAKE systems have CALIPERS as an integral part of them.
Did you replace the BRAKES components or did a mechanic/shop do the work?

99% of the questions that are "STRANGE" have a dirt simple answer...usually answered by a dirt simple search.

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Is it just me, or does the majority overlook the obvious?

Somebody ate a whole bag of dumbass for breakfast.

Why do people continue to run a vehicle when a warning light comes on or starts flashing? Isn't that a clue that something is wrong and you probably should NOT drive it?
Is this whole car driving thing really freekin' brain surgery?

Here's something new for the crowd/clowns...
"A little bit of Google goes a long way!"

Ever notice the one post wonders for info on turbo'ing a GA16 are never heard from again after they figure out the cost???

And if you can read this, you don't need glasses! :)

And yes, I am diggin' it...
#5 Old Nov 9th, 2010, 10:53 PM
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yea the calipers i mean. Just breaks did it i am not a mechanic
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#6 Old Nov 9th, 2010, 11:10 PM
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BRAKES
not BREAKS

BRAKES STOP A CAR!

If a mechanic did the work, take it back and ask them what the noise is.
Why are you wasting your time on their shoddy workmanship?

99% of the questions that are "STRANGE" have a dirt simple answer...usually answered by a dirt simple search.

NISSAN GOOGLE

Is it just me, or does the majority overlook the obvious?

Somebody ate a whole bag of dumbass for breakfast.

Why do people continue to run a vehicle when a warning light comes on or starts flashing? Isn't that a clue that something is wrong and you probably should NOT drive it?
Is this whole car driving thing really freekin' brain surgery?

Here's something new for the crowd/clowns...
"A little bit of Google goes a long way!"

Ever notice the one post wonders for info on turbo'ing a GA16 are never heard from again after they figure out the cost???

And if you can read this, you don't need glasses! :)

And yes, I am diggin' it...
#7 Old Nov 9th, 2010, 11:24 PM
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well i heard that nissan altimas have a reputation for bad brakes. I am going to take it to a different just brakes and see what they say. I already told nissan the brakes are from just brakes so it not under warranty. but there is a problem with nissan altimas brake system. so i do not think it is just brakes i think it is nissan. and if you do not have anything productive to write about my question then stop writing to me drama queen or king
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#8 Old Nov 9th, 2010, 11:48 PM
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well i heard that nissan altimas have a reputation for bad brakes.
"I heard" never got anything done anywhere.
What data does "I heard" have to back up the statement?
I know a few people that have Nissan Altima's of varying generations, 2 of them 'gearheads'. They don't seem to complain about their vehicles.
If Nissan continuously sold sub-par quality systems on their vehicles, time after time, day after day, there would be some sort of recall for that problem, or at least a good technical bulletin of some sort.
And either I'm not reading something right, or most of that last post didn't make any sense. As I saw elsewhere in these forums, decent grammar and decent punctuation will net better results the overwhelming majority of the time.
I'm going to guess that "Just Brakes" is one of those nationwide chain stores, dedicated to 'just brakes'? Nothing like taking your prized, expensive possession to a 'chain store' to have work done on it. Would you go to Walmart for appendectomy?

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Is it just me, or does the majority overlook the obvious?

Somebody ate a whole bag of dumbass for breakfast.

Why do people continue to run a vehicle when a warning light comes on or starts flashing? Isn't that a clue that something is wrong and you probably should NOT drive it?
Is this whole car driving thing really freekin' brain surgery?

Here's something new for the crowd/clowns...
"A little bit of Google goes a long way!"

Ever notice the one post wonders for info on turbo'ing a GA16 are never heard from again after they figure out the cost???

And if you can read this, you don't need glasses! :)

And yes, I am diggin' it...
#9 Old Nov 9th, 2010, 11:58 PM
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there is many blogs and websites which complain about the brakes in nissan altimas. I did make a mistake taking it to just brakes but i did and anyways better to have their brake pads and shoes than nissans because of all the problems people are going through with the brakes. I have a written and printed statement about nissan altimas brakes. In addition it would cost nissan millions of dollars to recall the brake system. Just brakes is not the dealership, but i know brakes are not covered under warranty. but sincer nissan knows there is something wrong with brake pads and shoes and rotors messing up they change it at no cost. I knew this after i took it to just brakes though. Therefore nissan is aware of the brake problem. all i am going to do is take it to just brakes and let them fix it. If i have any more problems I do not know what to do. poeple are saying it just brakes problem and others are saying its nissan problem. so what do you suggest i do? all i want is the squeaking to go away and the grinding noise to go away.
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there is many blogs and websites which complain about the brakes in nissan altimas.........I have a written and printed statement about nissan altimas brakes.........
Whatever you need to tell yourself to help you sleep better at night...

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so what do you suggest i do?
Buy quality parts and/or go to a reputable mechanic and get it fixed or live with it or get another car since this one is obviously a piece of junk. What else is there to do?

99% of the questions that are "STRANGE" have a dirt simple answer...usually answered by a dirt simple search.

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Is it just me, or does the majority overlook the obvious?

Somebody ate a whole bag of dumbass for breakfast.

Why do people continue to run a vehicle when a warning light comes on or starts flashing? Isn't that a clue that something is wrong and you probably should NOT drive it?
Is this whole car driving thing really freekin' brain surgery?

Here's something new for the crowd/clowns...
"A little bit of Google goes a long way!"

Ever notice the one post wonders for info on turbo'ing a GA16 are never heard from again after they figure out the cost???

And if you can read this, you don't need glasses! :)

And yes, I am diggin' it...
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Buy quality parts and/or go to a reputable mechanic and get it fixed or live with it or get another car since this one is obviously a piece of junk. What else is there to do?
agreed.........or maybe adjust your driving style too.

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there is many blogs and websites which complain about the brakes in nissan altimas. I did make a mistake taking it to just brakes but i did and anyways better to have their brake pads and shoes than nissans because of all the problems people are going through with the brakes. I have a written and printed statement about nissan altimas brakes. In addition it would cost nissan millions of dollars to recall the brake system. Just brakes is not the dealership, but i know brakes are not covered under warranty. but sincer nissan knows there is something wrong with brake pads and shoes and rotors messing up they change it at no cost. I knew this after i took it to just brakes though. Therefore nissan is aware of the brake problem. all i am going to do is take it to just brakes and let them fix it. If i have any more problems I do not know what to do. poeple are saying it just brakes problem and others are saying its nissan problem. so what do you suggest i do? all i want is the squeaking to go away and the grinding noise to go away.
It's not a Nissan brake problem if you got them changed elsewhere and you're still having the same noise problem. To be blunt, you are the problem! Your braking habits are what's causing the noise. Each person is different on there driving habits and you must either ride them or jump on them at the last minute at lights and signs.

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#13 Old Dec 8th, 2010, 01:36 PM
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I know my dad had a problem with small gravel rocks getting into the pads.....just a thought
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I drive 20 mph slightly hitting the breaks and it squeaks. When i press the break hard it makes a faint grinding noise. I just got new break pads and shoes and they hyave 95 % left. Judst breaks checked all my capilers and rotors are they good. I know nissan has blogs about nissan altima 2009 and a break p[roblem. Is this normal for a nissan altima 2009. The noise when i hot on the breaks a certain way sounds like a faint griding noise and i just got new break pads and shoes whats the deal? mmmmmm.
Make sure the brake pads have the shims installed, otherwise if you're continuing to have this problem, with apparently no resolution, you're best bet is to get OEM brake pads from a Nissan dealer. I have a 2009 Altima with very quiet brakes.

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