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#410521 - 22nd May 2010 9:45pm Brakes Squeeking
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Not sure why they are squeeking, or how to stop then sqeeking. Any ideas please

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#410523 - 22nd May 2010 9:52pm Re: Brakes Squeeking [Re: dannysayer]
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#410525 - 22nd May 2010 9:54pm Re: Brakes Squeeking [Re: dannysayer]
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If the surfaces aren't worn down, there is a spray for brake surfaces but I don't recommend this.

Usually a bit of copper-grease on the back of the pads and along the moving edges sorts it out, if there are anti-squeel shims or springs, grease them likewise, very thin amount.

Make sure you don't get any grease on braking surfaces or in places likely to leech to them. Don't use a normal grease, its not high enough temperature rated.
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#410531 - 22nd May 2010 9:58pm Re: Brakes Squeeking [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Are they getting low? Pads often have a steal spring which touches the rotor when they wear down, and make the pads squeek to let you know they are getting low.

Pads can also squeek if the discs are getting low and there is a lip on their edge.

If there is plenty of meat on them, greasing them like DD said should fix it.
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#410536 - 22nd May 2010 10:10pm Re: Brakes Squeeking [Re: StuyMac]
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they have only been replaced last month

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#410546 - 22nd May 2010 10:31pm Re: Brakes Squeeking [Re: dannysayer]
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defo copper grease the backs however if a cheap brand of pads were used then he friction linings tend to be a poor quality and squeal anyhoo,

Also maybe worth changing discs too.

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#410572 - 23rd May 2010 12:09am Re: Brakes Squeeking [Re: chris_gilly]
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He used Mintex pads and discs. A decent brand??

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#410599 - 23rd May 2010 12:57am Re: Brakes Squeeking [Re: Christine12]
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Mine are doing the same too and I used mintex, I even took them off and applied copper grease. So im completely stumpted too.
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#410714 - 23rd May 2010 7:54am Re: Brakes Squeeking [Re: Sanchez]
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Mintex are known to squeek a lot but they are one of the best pads available for performance.

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#410721 - 23rd May 2010 9:42am Re: Brakes Squeeking [Re: AlpineA610Turbo]
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Depends on the pad compound - the OEM replacements shouldnt be any harder than the OEM pads.

When putting some copper slip on the back of the pads / anti squeel shims, als give the caliper and carrier a good wire brushing where the pad sits, and also copper slip the tracks that the pads move in.

Obviously dont slap it on everywhere, but if it gets on the brakes its not a major issue as it will clear it off first time you brake smile
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#410726 - 23rd May 2010 9:58am Re: Brakes Squeeking [Re: StuyMac]
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Yeah, wire brush the whole area. I've been done twice in the past by that metal 'low pad' screeching sound, I thought my wheel was about to come off, I had no idea what it was.
The pads squeak because they're not greased up, just cover them with copper grease
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#410941 - 23rd May 2010 11:25pm Re: Brakes Squeeking [Re: DavidB]
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cover the back though NOT the bit that touches the disk!

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