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Brakes What does it mean when your front brake squeeks some when you pull it? It's not real loud but I'm not sure if that's like a sign that they need to be replaced (already)?

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You can look at the brake pad and tell if it needs to be replaced but you might have to take it out of the caliper. If there is pad left above the metal plate on which it sits you can continue to use it. The thinner it is the closer to replacing it you've come.,

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If when applying the brakes the steering wheel shakes then your front rotors are warped and at the least need resurfaced and most likely the brake pads replaced. But more likely the rotors are too thin which has allowed them to overheat and warp which causes the shaking. In this case new rotors and pads are in order. If when braking tou feel the shaking in the seat of your pants then most likely the rear brakes are the issue. Same problem as the front, warpage, but your rear brakes are most likely drums. Again, possible resurfacing and new shoes; but more likely new drums and brake shoes.

But I wonder? Did this vibrating just start all of a sudden or maybe after a near accident requiring you to brake very heavily and possibly overheat the brakes. Or my main concern, to keep this from happening again, after pulling some type of trailer that you intend on pulling again. Pulling a trailer without its own brakes puts a much heavier load on your trucks brakes and just repairing them won't keep it from happening again if you ARE pulling a trailer. Higher quality rotors/pads/drums/ and brake shoes can help but if the trailer is too heavy for the truck nothing but installing brakes on the trailer or a lighter trailer will stop you from warping them again.

Lastly, in general when you let off the gas and the whole vehicle shakes the driveshaft/u-joints are common causes. Same with the steering wheel if it shakes when letting off the gas, but only on a 4x4 or AWD vehicle. So check your driveshafts and u-joints and make sure they are tight. But unless you find something obvious there I would wait until you have the brakes sorted out and see if that doesn't stop all the shaking.

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My brakes are squeeking on an 08 with 22000KMS, do I need a brake job already?

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Low mileage 1999 saturn brakes squeek and make unbearable loud noise

When something makes that much noise, it deserves attention.

Aside from the noise (which must have you gritting your teeth at every red light), Describe how the brakes are behaving.
  • Does it still stop normally? Less responsive?
  • Does it require more pedal to stop?
  • Does it pull to one side?
  • Any strange odors? Hot smells?
Something to think about:
A car that does not Go, is inconvenient.
A car that does not Stop, is dangerous.

If the brakes are still functioning normally, chances are the pads need to be replaced. A quick, relatively inexpensive process. Barring complications, around $20.00 for parts, an hour or less labor.

For your own safety, I strongly recommend you address this problem a soon as possible. The noise is a warning sign.

Hope this helps, be safe.

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