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When I turn to the right my car squeaks

I just changed my front pads and rotors, heavily sprayed them with brake cleaner, (ABS safe). I dont know if this relates but i didnt experience this with my old gear.

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Did you install the brake pad spring anti rattle clips? Many leave this out.

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SOURCE: Brakes pulsate real hard

That is just the ABS system at work. It is supposed to prevent your wheels from locking which often makes the brake pulsate, especially in wet weather or or snow or ice. The only way to really stop this is to disable to ABS by unplugging it and removing the fuse. This will make the ABS light appear in your dash, but your brakes will stop pulsating.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

SOURCE: rear brake pads

try going to the site below here as well as reading this, it's really helpful and informative, it's a nice step by step. braking systems, when it comes to changing the brake pads hasn't really changed much with modern technology, just remember to used the proper tools to compress all the pistons equally, and also if your pistons have that cross going over the top of them then you have to use a pair of needle nosed pliers to turn the piston counterclockwise this will compress the piston.....hope this and the site are helpful....good luck and happy wrench turning!

http://www.edmunds.com/ownership/howto/articles/43787/article.html

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SOURCE: unable to remove front brake rotor

Hello, one "trick" is to grab a big hammer and hit the face of the rotor (the part that goes on the hub between the lug studs, NOT the brake pads ride on) several times. A lot of the vehicles I have done this with you really have to whack between the lugs pretty hard and a lot of times. Just make sure you don't hit the lug studs.

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SOURCE: 1999 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3800 ABS Brake pedal will eventually reach floor after stopping while hold car stopped. Brake pads replaced less than 5000 miles ago. Fluid level at max and does not drop. O

I would replace the MASTER CYLINDER. BLEED AIR from master cylinder BEFORE INSTALLATION. Hope this helps

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SOURCE: front wheel squeak when making right turns

warped brake rotor have you had it serviced if so the over tightend your lugs causing your rotors to warp... does it pull when you brake?

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Everytime I apply the brakes, there is a loud squeaking from the wheels and stops when I take my foot off the brake.


well usually that means the squeeler on the pad is rubbing the rotor, that lets you know your pads are needing to be changed.if thats not the case then it could be either the pads you have are just cheap pads or the pads and the rotor could be glazed over causing them to squeak.if the pads arent cheap pads or they dont need to be changed try cleaning them with brake cleaner to get brake dust off.

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My front brakes squeak, I replaced the pads but the squeak is still there. These have squeaked for a long time?


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You had to leave something out, or you got a pad in backwards. The right front right,? it is not grabbing, just grinding, should be easy enough to spot, take the wheel off again and find the problem, Changing the pads should have nothing to do with the abs,. I don't know why the light would be coming on unless you have too much movement for the abs to work, or not enough. Check it out, hope this helps.

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Changing brakes


Buy a repair manual for the vehicle from your local auto parts store...they are under $20. The repair manual will show you step by step what needs to be done and more than likely has a few pictures to help out. Trying to write it out step by step here would take a long time and would be at least a few pages long.

Stuff to buy:
New Calipers
New Rotors
New Brake Pads
Brake Fluid
Brake Cleaner
Repair Manual
If the pads do not come with new clips, you may have to buy 2 of them.
Grease

Basic Tools needed:
Hex Wrench Set
Basic wrench set
Socket Set
Tire Iron
Floor Jack and Jack Stands
Hammer might come in useful, along with a bigger regular screw driver.
C-Clamps
Sand Paper/Steel Brush
Rags
A helper to bleed the brakes.

If vehicle has ABS, that system also might need to be bled...repair manual will let you know.

Before installing the new rotors, spray/wipe them down good with brake Cleaner...they are oiled for storage/shipping.

Hope this helps.

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I'm going to replace the front rotors and brake pads. I have ABS do I have to do something before I do the work? 2003 Pontiac Sunfire


No, just be sure you block the wheels and have the brakes on...Just spray your braking system with cleaner and wipe down. Also use an anti squeaking grease to apply to the backside of the pads. Works wonders for all the brakes you hear squeaking and this is all it needed..

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