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When you are driving slowly with your foot off the brakes you will hear a scraping noise. The noise will go away when you apply the brakes. What you are hearing is the wear indicators making contact with the rotor surface after the pad lining have worn down to a certain level. Not all brakes uses wear indicators. VBD

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