The car is a 2005 and I have had it six months. It only has 4,000
miles. The last month or so, the brakes have been squealing. After an
oil change today the dealer told my wife that it is normal for a neon.
I don't think that this should be happening to a new car. I don't care
if it is a cheap car or not. Do they make other pads that I can tell
the dealer to put on?
Thanks for any thing that I can take back to the dealer.
It IS normal for most chryslers to have some grake squeal. Chamfering
the pads and using an elastometricpad mounting coumpound will help, as
will installation of premium ceramic pads. AECs are pretty quiet, but
there are better brands that come pre-chamfered etc.
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More then likely the noise is coming from the rear brakes and that due to
rust build up and happens mostly on cold damp mornings. The noise will
normally go away after a few brake applications.
If you were to remove the drums yourself you would see that there is alot of
brake dust in the drums that look like rust. Due to the material that the
brake shoe linings are made of this will occur. The dealer will normally not
do anything for you.
BG makes a solution that you can apply to the linings that will stop this
from happening for a few months.
And it isn't just Chrysler that has this problem....listen to all the other
vehicles at a slow stop!!
My son has a neon and when he blocks me in the driveway and I have to move
it in the morning it sounds like his rear brakes are metal to metal.
This is not your normal first of the morning noises. I have a 04 Ram
1500 that the brakes moan a little first thing in the morning. This is
every time the car is driven. The dealer did de-glazed and sprayed the
brakes. They made the same squeal as she applied the brakes departing
from the dealer. I went for a ride last night and I don't see any
difference. Since this is under warranty will the dealer pay to have
ceramic pads put on? I hate to say this but, ever since the ford deal
bought the Dodge dealer in town, our service has gone down hill bad!
I've been buying vehicles from these guys for 15 years (1 used and 6 new
vehicles)and the last few times I have had either vehicle serviced I've
got the poor attitude and NO attention to detail. This dealer is 25
miles away from home and the next is 40. I may end up trying them if I
get no satisfaction.
Thanks for your help.
You don't state the mileage of this vehicle as far as warranty work is
concerned. Brakes are 12/12 only. The dealer could have replaced the
pads/shoes at that time only and NO they will not install ceramic pads on
I am sorry, the brake concern is with the 05' neon. It was bought in
Dec of 05 and has 4,000 miles. I was just comparing the two vehicle that
I have. So what you are telling me is that they will replace the pads
with what is on the car?
They will only replace the parts that came with the vehicle. Some dealers
may try and make you happy and install another set of pads just to make you
happy even if they know it will not fix the problem. If there was a TSB that
came out with another set of pads to fix the noise problem then you would
get those installed. BUT they will not install ceramics or any other type
after market pad.
Definitely not. I have a 2005 Neon SXT, with coming up on 8,000 miles.
The breakes do not squeal.
Not that I know of except aftermarkets, but then the factory breaks are
still running strong for me, and someone else I know with an '03 Neon SXT.
On the other hand, you sure you aren't riding those brakes and wore them
out early? ;)
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