On 12/7/05 8:29 PM, in article oUMlf.26529$ firstname.lastname@example.org,
I have had this happen a couple of times on the '00 TL, usually after my
wife drives it for a couple of weeks. She brakes very lightly. It develops
some buildup on the rotors. Try a couple of hard stops from 50-60 mph - as
hard as you can do it short of engaging the ABS. If it has buildup on the
rotors, this will clean it off. If that doesn't stop the squeak, then you
need to start pulling wheels and checking things.
That's consistent with the symptoms - light braking over a prolonged period
tends to polish some brake pad materials and can even glaze the discs. I
also brake very lightly by most people's standards (my wife says I drive
like an old lady), and often end up taking out the pads on my old Volvo and
sanding them if I let them squeak too long. Occasionally I have to scour the
disc faces, too, which I never had to do when it was my wife's car.
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