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Creaking noise on breaks when stopping worse on long journey and in heat changed discs and pads twice been on since last sept when had first change nightmare to drive

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Try cheaper non metallic brake pads. will wear faster but are quieter. be sure to turn rotor discs

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  8. Make sure you torqued any brake bolts correctly and that you put thread sealant on them. Failure to do so can lead to them loosening in normal use. The brakes may squeak for a while if this happens but then things can get much worse...

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