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Clicking brake sounds

I have a 2004 Hyundai Accent. Does anyone have the same problem that I am having. Whenever I put my foot on the brake to stop the car the brakes make a clicking sound. Thank you.

The noise is either a worn cv-joint or a brake pad wear tab touching the rotor indicating the brake pads need servicing. I’m going with the brake pad.

One other possibility is the beginnings of a worn wheel bearing, although these tend to make a grinding noise.