My Hyundai excel 97 model - Brakes will squeak at first but after braking about 5 to 8 times , the squeak will disappear. Is it contaminants and can be clean with with "brakeclean" spray? Sound like the back brakes, which means the drum brakes. Whole drum assembly was replaced about 3 years ago. Could the pads needs replacing? Anything that I could DIY? thanks kim
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Re: squeaky brake when cold
If your rear brakes are making the noise take off the rear drums and spray some brake clean in there on both shoes and the drum let all parts dry which wont take anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute or two depending on the brake clean also if you want you can have someone take a piece of emry cloth to your front rotors and scuff them up a bit with about 80 to 100 grit emry and spray them and the pads off with brake clean let it dry to you can emry the pads to this will get most if not all the glaze on pads and rotors.
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The two matters are unrelated. The squeaking brakes are because you need new brake pads, if you have new pads... the mechanic failed to use brake shim grease which stops the squeak. In severe cases, the front disc brakes may be scored... scratched deeply and require replacement. If you replace the front disc pads, replace the rear brake shoes as well! The service engine light is timed by your dealer to remind you when to take your car in for a service check. Many models have a sequence of steps that one can find on-line to reset the service indicator light back to re-zero the count.
Driving with your emergency brake on is only going to affect your rear brakes. There is a cable running from the emergency brake lever to your rear brakes.
You did not say how long you drove with the emergency brake on, but even a short distance and you forced the front brakes to do the work of stopping the car. This causes overuse which translates to heat. When the brakes over heat they "fade" and do not stop the car effectively.
In addition the heavy load of doing all the stopping causes the brakes not to realign. Therefore, when you go around corners the brakes pads will rub against the rotors.
I would suggest you get the brakes looked at or look at them yourself. I can help you do the job but I would need to talk to you directly. Let me know what I can do to help.
The first squeak you heard was a scraper built in specifically to tell you your brakes are getting smaller. You're probably hearing metal on metal now from the brake material being completely gone. You need to replace the brakes now because you are risking damaging your rotors, which the brakes grab, and that will cost a whole lot more to fix. If you respond to this I will ask you what your brakes look like and might be able to tell you how to replace them yourself. That would save you a lot of money.
Dear Squeaky......if this noise ONLY persists upon the action of braking......then might I suggest a annual brake check? Is it more of a high-pitched squeal? Should be.....Pretty much any automotive shop out there....less dealers....will give your vehicle a free brake inspection....expect to pay a repair bill of about $130 for front brakes.....and a little less for rears.Unless of course you would like to get a little grease under them there nails of yours......but....then they can't call ya squeaky...can they? Youcan do brakes yourself for about half the price.......and have the pride of knowing what you can do.....get back to me if you need any assistance . HOPE I COULD HELP!!!!
There are a numer of reasons brakes will squeak or squeal. Sometimes excessive dust acculation wll cause it, yet another cause is the TYPE of material the brake shoes are made of. The harder the brake shoe material , the more tendency to squeak / squeal. My suggestion is use high quality brakes such as OE brakes. Hope this helps.
there is two things that can cause brakes to squeak: brake dust and not having some brake antisqueak on the back of the pads.
you may have to take off the calipers and put some brake antisqueak on the back of the pads and you can get this at any auto store and see if that helps with the squeaking