2000 F150 2WD:
I just replaced rotors, seals, cleaned and relubed bearings, new pads, new
anti rattle clips, lubed calliper sliders, new callipers. Best feeling
brakes I've ever experienced! Smoooth as butter and quiet. Three weeks of
rain (rotor rust) later the brakes have been starting a slight high pitch
squeal sometimes, at slower braking speeds especially noticeable on faster
left turns. I used Monroe pads and assume there may have a higher metallic
content that creates more squeal than the OEM..
Question is: Should I tighten the bearings even more or is this play a
pretty natural thing?
I would guess there is a slight play in the bearings when cornering causing
the pads to touch when I'm not braking. When I originally installed the
rotors I tightened the bearings with and adjustable with four finger
pressure (10-20 lbs?) while turning the rotor, then loosened the nut and
tightened with a rag and finger tight pressure (5-10 lbs?).
One other thing, I used 2000 degree anti seize on the pad backings (worked
fine the last time) , is brake anti-squeal grease that much better?