Squeaking brakes

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  1. wdrake199

    wdrake199 New Member

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    Hey guys, I just had a question. I replaced my pads all around on my 2013 SXT and the front began to squeal, I hoped it was just the new pads wearing in but it never went away, so today I replaced calipers and rotors and hardware all around and it still squeals. Any suggestions on what it could be??

    Thanks, Wes

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    On my 2010 I pulled the rears pads and noticed a lot of brake Dust caked on the pads. Cleaned the "Brembo" pads back on, and the squeal went away.

    Now I have started to hit the pads/calipers with 90-110 lbs of Air Pressure. I do it each and every time I rotate my tires.
    (The same time I do my Oil Change, 4-5k miles)

    By the way, Nice looking car, lets see more pics :)
     
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    Welcome to the site!
    What brand of pads are you using? I changed out my stock Brembo pads and went to the Power Stop Z26 pads to help eliminate most of the brake dust. Mine squeal for the first little bit of driving until the pads have warmed up.
     
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    Welcome!
    You're hitting the ground running by asking that question. I say that because brake squeal is so common, yet so misunderstood by most people. In other words, a lot of people suffer with it. The first step is to understand what it is that you're hearing then you can investigate the possible sources of the noise and hopefully cure the issue.
    Brake squeal is generally caused by brake pad vibration. OEM's take great care to eliminate brake squeal by selecting friction material that is less likely to produce noise as well as making sure the brake pads are not only properly secured but also insulated. All those retaining clips and shims you find attached to the pads are very important. Unfortunately, many DIY'rs don't truly understand the finer details of their brakes and therefore don't do a "proper" brake job. Quite often this leads to brake squeal as well as possible brake performance issues and even possible component failure.
    If I had a buck for every DIY brake job I had show up at my shop with a problem...well, you know.
    Bottom line, overly aggressive friction material, loose pads, glazed pads and/or rotors and dragging pads due to binding calipers can all cause brake squeal.
     
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    Years ago I used to use disc brake quiet on every brake job. Mainly since it offered an extra level of anti-squeal protection on customer cars. Haven't used it since getting out of the business.
     
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    Just wondering if you bed the brakes properly.,. I know when i installed new pads and rotors, I went out and drove about 60mph and hit the brakes hard. did this several times. they should be smoking by then. drove it home and let it set for a while to cool off. never had a problem with mine since then.
     
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    I swear by disc brake quiet, even on pads that have the anti-noise shims glued on. I've never had a noise issue.
    Just make sure all points of pad that contact the caliper and its hardware are covered with a thin coat of DBQ. Make sure it's dry before you put the pads back on.
    Since you didn't replace the pads when you installed the new rotors, make sure you check them for glazing and to be sure they're clean, hit them with some lower grit sandpaper to clean them off.
     
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    Thanks for all the advice guys I’m gonna put some OEM pads and some DBQ on her. See how that works out, I’ll keep you all updated
     
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    You may want to try Power Stop pads. They cut down on brake dust by at least 50%