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Horrible squeaking brakes 2008 chevy malibu ls

I had my brakes replaces roughly 6 months ago and they feel normal and work normally but when the brakes aren't applied they squeak horribly loud, and have since day one. problem is less persistant in cold weather. usually louder the hotter the brakes get it seems. had brakes cleaned and rotors cut which only postponed this sever annoyance.

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I have done brake work for 50 years & never had one problem

So whomever is doing your work isn't doing what is necessary

If all rust is removed from all mating surfaces,& all sliding surfaces
& anti-seize is applied to those areas, you won't have any problems

Silicone Brake Lube to the caliper pins

You have to machine the rotors properly & you have to use quality
pads-Raybestos or Wagner & their best,most expensive ones

Once a year min you start over & repeat the rust removal & lube
You only need to machine or replace rotors every 2 to 4 years

Brake Fluid-- HAS TO (MUST BE) Replaced/Flushed every 2 years

Parking Brake Cables can not be rusted inside & hung up

I'm 100% sure they never removed any rust,never lubed a thing,
& there is rust on the wheel bearing hubs,rotor faces,back of wheels
& even used an air gun to over tighten the wheels

That is what the butchers at all shops do

When a vehicle is built, it comes off the assy line bone dry
& the brakes rust on a the rail cars for 5 weeks getting to a dealer

Posted on Mar 28, 2014

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SOURCE: Front end Chevy cobalt loud squeak?!

If you have the time, take the vehicle to an autoshop of your choice, and ask them to grease all fittings on the front end. My car did the exact same thing, it was the ball joints. You may need a new ball joint, but being a 2009, I highly doubt it unless its been in an accident or something. There are grease fittings on the front, I believe there should be at least 5, maybe more, but the sound you are experiencing is the equivalant to a pogo stick if I'm correct. Hope that helps.

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SOURCE: 05 chevey equinoc squeaking

does your car squeek going over bumps?levelroad?can you push on the front fenders or rear fenders and create the squeek?upper strut mounts ,sway bar end links,body bushings,steering rack mounts,can cause squeeks. try spraying wd-40 on the bushing one ay a time then test drive untill you find the cause.also may want to try and retorque all the bolts that hold the bushings.wish you the best.

Posted on Oct 24, 2009

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SOURCE: constant squeaking at front wheels of chevy

Brake pads need replacing.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 2008 chevrolet malibu brake problem

Check for clearance between the rotor and the caliper,and caliper to the rim.Make sure one ,or more of the brake pads where not accidently put on backwards,with the metal on the rotor,it happens sometimes.

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

Testimonial: "turned pout to be warped rotors purchased from re so firestone says. replaced rotors. thank you"

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SOURCE: I own a 2007 Chevy Malibu LS. Recently my brakes

checked out replace pads /and cut rotors if pads are glazed over [film u were told ] the pads are smoothed over from getting to hot -riding brake or stop and go traffic lot of down hill braking which ever was the cause ur brakes got over heated and glazed over and are very smooth also the heat transferred to the rotors also warped them when u get steering shake when braking 90 percent of the time its warpage in rotor and the only way is to have them removed and put on a cutter to check for out of round also abs doesnt cause this abs [anti-lock braking] is designed to transmit a pulse to ur brakes when it senses a wheel is about to lock up or skid u would feel the pulse in ur brake pedal not ur steering

Posted on May 23, 2010

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