Tip & How-To about Chevrolet 1500
Brake pads can be difficult to keep quiet.I have learned that dressing the brake pads before installation ,saves a lot of time .The brake quiet you use on the back of the brake pad,helps,no doubt.But sometimes,they will still make noise.Why not address the situation before installation of the new brake pads.Now some brake pads come already,what I call tapered.But not all.If you purchase a new set of brake pads,and the pads are squared off at both ends of each brake pad,then you might want to taper the pads yourself.A bench grinder works really well,or a file.Not much has to be took off the ends of the brake pads,but the more that is tapered,the longer the effect last.Grind,or file(using a face mask over your mouth)each end of the brake pad(all brake pads ,4 ) removing the edge from the brake pads.grind it down,tapering it down toward the metal.Now remember,you are tapering the friction side of the brake pad,not the metal side.When you are finished,if you lay the brake pad flat on the metal side,then the ends of the brake pads will be slanted down ,toward the metal.When this is done,it prevents the brake pad edge from causing a vibrating noise,that we all hear as brake squeal.I think you will be pleased at the out come,and do use the caliper lube on the slides ,and the brake quiet on the metal side,this combined together will over come the squeal we all love to hate!
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