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Unread 05-24-2010, 06:55 PM   #1
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Brake pads are good but squeak, why?

25k miles and the front brake pads are still good so why do they squeak and how can I stop it?

They do not squeak every time I use my brakes but often enough that it bugs the hell out of me.

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Unread 05-24-2010, 07:00 PM   #2
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I have no idea. I get the occasional squeak from the front and the rear, but it doesn't bother me. I consider it part of the Jeep's personality.
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Unread 05-24-2010, 07:03 PM   #3
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Squeaking is caused by the pads vibrating. You can buy a spray that will hold the pads to the calipers and stop the squeak.
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Unread 05-24-2010, 07:24 PM   #4
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This can be caused by the discs or pads or both being crystalized. My 07 did this, i removed pads and roughed them up on the cement (evenly). The discs i roughed up with some sand paper. This fixed the problem for me, hope it helps.
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Unread 05-25-2010, 08:17 AM   #5
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You can remove the pads, clean everything up real good. Then apply a liberal amount of brake grease to the backs of the pads.

My rear pads (which I replaced at 24k miles) squeak. I did not apply enough brake grease apparently. I'm used to motorcycle pads where you only need a thin application of the grease. So I did the same with these pads, and apparently it wasn't enough. I really need to redo it, I've just been too lazy. The squeak annoys the hell out of my 14yr daughter when I have the top off
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Unread 05-25-2010, 08:24 AM   #6
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I'm in the autoparts business. Check to make sure the pads on the vehicle don't have shims pre-installed on them. If they do, most of the time the no-squeal sprays and greases will slowly dissolve the adhesive bonding the shims to the pads, and create worse squeaking down the road. Just a heads up.
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Unread 05-25-2010, 08:35 AM   #7
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I'm in the autoparts business. Check to make sure the pads on the vehicle don't have shims pre-installed on them. If they do, most of the time the no-squeal sprays and greases will slowly dissolve the adhesive bonding the shims to the pads, and create worse squeaking down the road. Just a heads up.
Well that's something I've never heard. And good to know. Guess I now know why my pads started squeaking about a month after putting in the new pads
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Unread 05-25-2010, 08:51 AM   #8
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I'm in the autoparts business. Check to make sure the pads on the vehicle don't have shims pre-installed on them. If they do, most of the time the no-squeal sprays and greases will slowly dissolve the adhesive bonding the shims to the pads, and create worse squeaking down the road. Just a heads up.
True ^^

consequently, better or "more stopping power" pads will squeek more, too.
Both our race cars (vette & a fox body mustang) use Hawk HP+ or better pads... Squeek squeeeeeeek as you come to a stop.
Oddly enough, a decent pad which doesn't squeek is the regular ol NAPA Gold.
Good pads. I'll probably use those for my Jeep in 10k more miles.
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Unread 05-25-2010, 09:27 AM   #9
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Well that's something I've never heard. And good to know. Guess I now know why my pads started squeaking about a month after putting in the new pads
No problem. Glad I was able to help someone else out for a change!
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