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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.

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

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