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Sqeeking brakes My brakes ALWAYS squeek - long high pitched squeels. The noise stops once I've braked about 3-4 times. One dealer said it was because the brakes were designed to rub off any rust that may have formed since the last time driven. Last time I took it in for an oil change I had them clean and grease the brakes and rotate the tires. The squeel was gone.....for about 2 days. Now it's as bad as ever, rain or shine. The reading on the brakes is that they are good. Any suggestions how to make it stop?

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  • harris2009 Mar 25, 2009

    this is a common problem with the focus both front and rear have different noise problems and fixes. Ford has repair bulletins on both. There does not seem to be a permanent fix because I had both problems fixed at the dealer under warrantee and I have the front problem again.

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If the brakes are still good and the rotors do not have excessive wear, then I would guess that whoever serviced your brakes last did not assemble the brakes properly. When brakes are poorly assembled there are parts that will vibrate at a high frequency which is what causes the squeak or squeal sound. A simple fix is if a qualified mechanic, (not a technician, there's a difference)should take your brakes apart, clean them and reinstall them properly. Alternatively if the brakes are wearing, then there is what's called a squealer tab that rubs when the brake pads are low, this squealing stops only when the brakes are applied and this indicates you should replace your brakes.

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I go along with the solution suggested by Charlie. Just because the name FORD is above the door this does not make them a good workshop. In New Zealand we have repair agents who service brake and clutch problems only. Try going to a similar agent for assistance.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

Thanks Charlie41. But it was a Ford Dealership I went to!

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DONT GO BACK TO SAME REPAIR SHOP BUDDY YOU DONT GREASE BRAKES MOST LIKELY YOU NEED ROTORS TURNED AND BRAKES REPLACED GO TO DEALER PAY THE EXTRA TO GET DONE RIGHT FIRST TIME HOPE THIS HELPS YOU

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