2007 hhr brake noise

25

Asked by Feb 16, 2017 at 09:14 PM about the 2007 Chevrolet HHR LT FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I put on new brake pads changed the rotor on drivers side, changed A arm bushings on both sides, it stopped the vibration on the front from the bad rotor, now I have a brake noise on driver side, like it sounds like a car with bad brakes clanging and screeching , took it all apart didn't see any issue put it back, same thing. the caliper went in ok seemed alright,  but a hellva noise. what do you think.

9 Answers

40,385

Did you use some anti-squeal lube on the back side of the brake pads. Your not the only one a guy down my road drives one and I see him everyday, can not miss him, I know he is coming without even seeing the HHR. It grinds, squeaks, thumps, rattles ect.

2 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
25

Yes the pack of anti whatever, on the shelf at auto zone, for 1.50. I just put my old brakes back on. From the other side. They were half or more still doing the same thing. Could it be the caliper, it went in ok but looks real rough,

40,385

My concern is if its mounted correctly. Maybe its the back plate or some other part dragging around.

40,385

Clanging kinda sound loose or broken parts, may need a install rebuild kit or mounting bracket hardware. Could you be hearing wheel bearing?

25

It's only when push breaks. Double checked and took off breaks and rotor and redid everything. To TQ specs. It's squeking for a couple sec s after releasing the pedal.

40,385

Then its the brake pads I believe. May not can stop it. If it functions good otherwise. I have had metallic brakes on my truck for years and the front make noises too and its all mounted correctly too, Although I am about to do a full brake rebuild (already done the back), I am replacing the calipers, Hubs, Bearings, brackets, Rotors, Drums, all hardware and the master cylinder too not because of the squeak but because my OEM master cylinder applies pressure to the system while driving and crystallized the pads & rotor/drum metal and I just want all new parts for everything else since I will have to remove them and its a 1998 model.

1 people found this helpful.
25

thank you fellers, if anything else you think of Ill sure it shot. Thanks

109,705

Are the anti-rattle clips installed? There is a picture at the link below.

3 people found this helpful.
109,705

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php? pk=1254036&cc=1433686&jsn=480

Your Answer:

HHR

Looking for a Used HHR in your area?

CarGurus has 1,233 nationwide HHR listings starting at $1,985.

ZIP:

CarGurus Experts

  • #1
    Js08016
    Reputation
    990
  • #2
    Jchavez961
    Reputation
    950
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    790
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealersTM

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,705 Great Deals out of 93,224 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chrysler PT Cruiser
7 Great Deals out of 1,324 listings starting at $1,899
Used Chevrolet Impala
515 Great Deals out of 20,253 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet SSR
8 Great Deals out of 263 listings starting at $10,994
Used Chevrolet Colorado
506 Great Deals out of 27,567 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Corvette
271 Great Deals out of 11,388 listings starting at $3,458
Used Honda Civic
806 Great Deals out of 59,316 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Camry
1,145 Great Deals out of 71,830 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
881 Great Deals out of 29,607 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Focus
761 Great Deals out of 20,380 listings starting at $1,171
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
3,821 Great Deals out of 154,916 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
1,720 Great Deals out of 91,562 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Chevrolet HHR LT FWD For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 143 listings starting at $2,200

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.