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I changed the front brake pads on my 1989 honda prelude and now they squeak constantly. I took the wheel and calipers back off and looked at the rotor. It had a shiny place on the edge. In the caliper, the thin metal spring holder for the brake pads had a corresponding shiny place. I took the brake pads out and put them back in, making sure that the spring holder did not stick out into the caliper. When we drove, it did not squeak, but the first time we hit the brake, the squeaking started again. Its like applying the brakes moved the spring holder where it rubbed the rotor. Is there some trick to putting the brake pads into the caliper that I am missing?

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Did you grease the BACKS of the pads?

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You probably need to either turn or replce your rotors also most replcement pads are semi metallic and noisy for a bit but without rotor faces being flat your going to have noise

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No, the spring does stick up in caliper, did you use good pads and also did you replace the rotors.

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