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Unread 06-02-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
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brake squeak

Wife mentioned the brakes are squeaking consistently and I drove it and confirmed. I got all set to do the job and the brakes don't look worn to me. I took some pics of the driver's side front and rear (passenger side is same wear). Rear has more wear but the indicator doesn't seem to be close to the rotor. what do you think?

front and rear driver's side brake pics

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Unread 06-02-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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Mine have 50% left front and back. They squeak too.
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Unread 06-02-2012, 10:12 AM   #3
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Sometimes brakes just squeak. I have slotted rotors, so if mine do start to squeak I can usually remedy it by getting out on the highway and simply braking hard. The slots in the rotors will cut the surface of the pad and remove any glaze. If it really bugs you (or in this case, your wife), you could try pulling the rotors and scuffing both sides with some sand paper, as well as the pads. (I just use an orbital sander cause I'm lazy). Clean it all up with some brake cleaner and re-install. It's worked for me in the past and doesn't cost anything but a little time.
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Unread 06-02-2012, 11:15 AM   #4
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I have the same issue. Pads are a few months old so next chance i get (camping for the weekend) im gonna pull off the wheel and sand the pads.
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Unread 11-10-2012, 09:09 PM   #5
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Sometimes brakes just squeak. I have slotted rotors, so if mine do start to squeak I can usually remedy it by getting out on the highway and simply braking hard. The slots in the rotors will cut the surface of the pad and remove any glaze. If it really bugs you (or in this case, your wife), you could try pulling the rotors and scuffing both sides with some sand paper, as well as the pads. (I just use an orbital sander cause I'm lazy). Clean it all up with some brake cleaner and re-install. It's worked for me in the past and doesn't cost anything but a little time.
Cost nothing but the price of the sand paper. haha. But I have the same problem I need to try this because the squeaking is driving me crazyy
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Unread 11-11-2012, 05:56 AM   #6
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Not as cheap as sandpaper but you can get brake anti-squeal at the parts store for under 10 bucks - works pretty good in my experience.
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Unread 11-11-2012, 03:07 PM   #7
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Sanding pads and rotors is a good and economic solution but temporary. The basic problem of the pads is the difficulty of getting good quality at decent prices. I have had a good experience using a pad made ​​in the USA, yes, in USA from scratch. I use it in my Grand Cherokee 2007, and in my Chevy Tahoe 2004. Never squeak, stop on a dime and generate little dust. There was no need to break-in process. This manufacturer has a short time in the market but have a great product. Not know if I can say the brand. I bough it just to support American Made product but I was pleasantly surprised. I repeat, there are NOT only assembled and packaged in the USA, they are MANUFACTURED IN USA. Of course the cost is higher than chinese pads, but not as high as the performance brakes and works great at high and low temperatures, ideal for highways and rural roads.
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Unread 11-11-2012, 06:31 PM   #8
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You can say the brand.
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Unread 11-11-2012, 07:32 PM   #9
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Besser Brake Pads, www.besserbp.com
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