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because your rear pads are locked on when you use the parking brake,the squeel is dust on the rotors/pads,so when you press pedal,dust goes,
You did put anti squeel grease on the back of the pads when you replaced them, didnt you???SO simple.
Yes, it has rear Disc Brakes, I would suggest to change the rear pads since they have to remove the rear Brake Calipers to remove the rotors and it wouldn't take much more time or labor to replace the pads at that point. That way when your rear rotors are re-installed and your new brake pads are installed your rear brakes should give you longer service life and better stopping power.
you will need a 15mm wrench, a pad spreder, and high temp greese
1 remove the lower caliper bolt
2 lift the caliper uppward
3 remove the inner and outer pad
4 depress the caliper
5 lube upper and lower sides of the new pads and rear of pad (this will preent squeeks)
6 reverse procedure
remember pump brakes at least 10 times before test driving have fun and good luck
The problem described here indicates that you may have the AWD (full time 4WD) drivetrain of the 2003 Element.
It is normal to have 1 side of the vehicle to have increased wear due to the transmission differential, that allows your vehicle's wheels to move at different speeds from the others (turning, inclines, etc.)
Your brake pads really need constant inspection and possible replacement (approx 5,000 miles) with everyday driving, and is really a consumable item like your fuel.
You will find that it is much cheaper to replace the brake pad/lining of your disc brakes than grinding down the supposedly shiny discs that slow down your vehicle.
RE: salt/snow, you can improve your discs' longevity by rinsing them out with warm water after being driven in extreme conditions.
Ther is usually no warning light, but if you hear squeeling they might need to be changed. Another way to check them is if when you step on the brakes to slow down you may feel a little shimmy in the front wheels which mean that the front brakes are doing most of the slowing down and that the rear brakes are worn.