That just means there's no air in the fluid lines.
Some do, some don't. Depends on whether the pad manufacturer put
the springy metal squealer "fingers" on their pads.
Just jack up a corner, pull off the wheel, and look. Generally, if the pad
material is thinner than the metal backing plate, we replace them.
If there's lots of material, but the pads still squeal, turn up the radio.
Unfortunately for me, I cannot lift anything heavier than a phonebook, due
to recent back surgery.
I was hoping to get an idea whether I should bring it in to the dealer to
check. I forgot to mention two things. One is the car has been sitting
for 6 months. When I started to have back problems I couldn't drive. Two,
if I remember correctly, I thought I sprayed brake dust cleaner on the
wheels and that solved it.
I will do that again to see if it helps, and if not I will have it checked
by the dealer.
Thanks for all the replies!
It works like this: If it squeeks with out pressing the pedal then goes away
when you do it is most likely the "wear indicater" meaning the pads are
getting very thin.
If it only squeeks when you press the pedal it could be almost anything,
sometimes they squeek for no aparent reason, but a brake job is needed to
If it sounds rough, grinding when you press the pedal the pads are gone and
the rotors are being eaten up.
34K is enough miles to need front pads if you drive alot in town, esp if you
use the brakes hard.
No grinding. I would notice that. Only squeaks when I Step on the pedal.
I sprayed CRC Brake Clean on the fron two rotors and the noise went away for
a day or two and then came back. I am having the 2 fron tires replaced,
balanced and rotated, I will ask them to check the brakes. If they tell me
I need brakes I always ask to see. If they refuse I go somewhere else.
THanks for the post.
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