This just got me to thinking, I changed my pads about 6mons ago or so and my
brakes squeak pretty bad.. not under heavey brakeing and not under realy
light braking.. it's like.. if you press the brake the first little bit of
pressure you apply turns up no noise.. but as you apply more it'll start to
squeak. and if you continue to apply pressue it'll go away..
Whats causing this? the brakes did not make noise when i first put them
on.. only in the last few months have thay..
This is pretty normal for most disc brakes. But you can help
the situation by using the silicone grease on the back of the
brake pads wherever they contact either the piston, or the
caliper. Squeal comes from the pads vibrating, and the grease
allows the pad to simply move across the surfaces without
vibrating. Imports have been using lubrication on the back
of their pads for years.
If you are friends with the right parts guy/store owner you can get parts
just about whenever you "really" need them. Sometimes it costs a couple
frosted barley beverages, or in times of real need or bad timing (2AM) ...a
That is one thing I lost when I moved, good access to parts at a discounted
I've been in that same position MANY times. Luckily, I have 24hr Checker
and AutoZone stores in Phoenix. If one doesn't have what I need, the other
usually does. I've had to stand in LONG lines many times at 2am... My
guess is that everyone works on stuff at night to hide from the sun and heat
during the day!
I've thought of moving to Arizona several times. Thats a plus in my
book! Its just too damn cold here in Iowa. And I'm not even as far north
as a lot of the guys in here. I'd be a popsicle up in Canada in the winter.
Derek Schwartz wrote:
Whatever you do, don't waste your money on the self-adhesive pads that
stick to the back of the brake pad. They're supposed to eliminate the
squeal but they do not work as advertised.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much
liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
~ Thomas Jefferson ~
Funny, last time I did my brakes I didn't put ANYTHING on the back of
the pads. I just pulled the calipers, took the old pads off,
compressed the piston, installed the new pads and dropped the caliper
back on. That was last summer, about 13,000 miles ago, no squealing
at all. I'm afraid I need to replace the pads again before winter,
but my type of truck is known for that...
On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 23:42:46 -0400 (EDT), firstname.lastname@example.org
(Rich B) wrote:
Nope, I supporeted the calipers, don't recall how though. I think I
had enough room to let it rest on the lower control arm...
On Fri, 15 Aug 2003 07:53:52 -0400 (EDT), email@example.com
(Rich B) wrote:
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