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Brake squeal I replaced the brake pads on my 2005 Chevy 1 ton dually.I didn't re surface the rotors,they were smooth. I still have a problem with brake squeal.

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I have a problem with my 1997 chevy lumina. When I come to a stop or begin to break there is a sound in the rt rear as if it is a grating noise. I have had the brake pads in the front replaced and the rear brakes cleaned. It was initially thought I need a brake drum but when it was put on the noise did not stop. Could it be rotors on the rear of the vehicle please help jcg

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You, Probably will, Brake Squeal is NOT a new problem.
Disc brake's have been Squealing since, They, became
factory installed on chevrolet in 1971. Before, that they,
were a option. In 72 they even had a bulleton how, to
FIX it. And, no it didn't work.
With That said, Any time you replace Brake pads you,
should always re-surface the Rotors.
Why? First you may start to notice a pulsation as the
pads ware (sometimes! ) The best way to avoid, brake
squeal is to manchine the Rotors put, the blue membrain
sealent on the back side of the pads. And hope that works!!
Some brakes Pads squeal JUST SQUEAL??
You, Could do the same Brake job the same as you did
this one and, they may NOT Squeal.WHY, I WISH I NEW. They
sell all types of STUFF to stop Brake noice DON'T waste your $$.

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Why squeaky brakes on jeep


front or rear.??? my guess front.... wild guess.
if car has pads with the noise makers this is normal and the early warning.
if pads are thick (why not look first???) and squeal.?
  1. this is normal all disc brakes squeal, can and will if they want to.
  2. or has missing anti-squeal shims on pad due bad mech. serv.
  3. or not using anti-squeal glue on back side of new pads.
  4. if in a perfect world they can in fact squeal.
if you have new rotors and pads and all above is good. they may not squeal. the rotors can be tad bump and the pads will resonate to this rotor surface, its harmless this. only annoying.

other factors, why not do a full inspection of the pads and rotors
first and not just guess and wonder.
like:
OMG:
  • Cracked rotors
  • leaking DOT 3/4
  • calipers guide pins seized.
  • Pads shot
  • missing parts, the FSM shows all parts as does jeep parts page.
  • rotors shot , worn illegally thin, warped, or just ugly bad and old.
this is what we call SOP
standard operatiing proceedures.

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2005 chevy uplander. I put new rotors on the front along with new ceramic brake pads. The calipers have not been a problem so I did not replace them. After doing all of this I now have a heck of a shake...


did you clean the surface where the rotor sit. normaly a vibration while braking is rotor are out of line (pad touch and don't )wave rotor.But clean surface where the rotor sit and make sure the two pins of caliper slide freely. and very important tight wheels nuts to spec torque.

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Why are my rotors making noise after i changed my breaks


There can be several reasons.

1. Glazing on the disks, if you didn't have them re-surfaced.
2. The anti-squeal shims are improperly installed.
3. Didn't use any of the brake quiet on the backs of the pads.
4. Didn't properly seat the pads after installation.
5. Running a premium high performance pad(ceramic, or high metal content)

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I had new pads installed on the front of my 2005 chevy equinox, the rotors were turned and it stops perfectly execpt the front right wheel always squeaks and is geting worse even though I used the 20/30...


I personally never have had one braking issue, in 47 years
of doing brake work,on any vehicles

That said & not to write book here

The brake work & choice of friction material
(brake pads) was not done correctly

Very few shops remove rust from anything
Rotor mounting surfaces,wheel hub surfaces,
calipers,caliper sliding surfaces,pad siding surfaces

Then they use no lube, so pads can move & release

They don't use MFG Specific & quality pads

A proper professional job would go for at least
$300.00 for front or back,just 2 wheels

Rotor machining is critical

I think your OEM Rotors that were machined, most likely
were okey new & not a good grade of Chinese Steel to
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2002 dodge durango 2wd. brakes squeal when braking. i have had rotors and pads replaced.


There are 3 to 4 different compositions of brake pads--some are softer--others are ceramic or metallic---probably you have gotten metallic---which do have a history of squealing much of the time. therefore, check to see if that is what you purchased--if so--there is no mechanical problem. However--a tip--especially in colder, salt-using, (on streets)climates. Lubricate the brake rotor sliders with grease twice a year so they don't stick.

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Pads will reproduce sound just like a needle on a phonograph. Hard linings will accentuate this. Have the rotors re-surfaced and finished with a non-directional pattern(I make a quick pass with a D/A sander over surfaces while still on the lathe) Generally this will help.

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