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Brakes make sqealing noise at first and are extremely grabby like the ABS is not working correctly. Rotors, shoes and pads are fine and it is not brake dust. Could it be the ABS or is there a proportioning valve not working correctly?

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ABS won't make it grabby. Abs just pulses the brakes when a wheel stops turning during braking. Was there anything replaced recently in the brake system. If so was it done right? Please give some more details of what is happening. Squaling isn't unusual with brakes especially if they are wet. make sure it is not the wear indicators which can be on the back brake pad. I have seen one wear more than the other so make sure you can see both. Remove the tire and caliper if you can to properly inspect. If rotors were recently replaced were they conditioned before putting into service.

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