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Old 03-27-2013, 09:34 AM   #1
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Brakes squeak like CRAZY

I just went to a local auto place and they looked at my brakes and said the reason why they're squeaking so bad is cause you have metallic glazed pads. I just got new pads, brakes, and rotors less than 6 months ago and he said we can replace your pads and I said they're brand new so looks to me like they're just trying to get extra money but does anybody know how to fix metallic glazed brakes so that they don't squeak all the time??
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Only sure fire fix I know of is to switch to ceramic pads. It could be possible the brake pad shims are squealing. To fix that you just pull the pads and apply a light coat of brake grease with your finger on the part of the pad shim where the pad travels. If thats not the problem you could try changing the way you drive if you dont want to change them to ceramic. For instance if they squeal under light breaking then dont do light breaking. In future stick to ceramic pads to keep from having this kind of issue.
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Back from my Government Motors (only half-joking here; I loved my corvettes but they were the shoddiest assembled vehicles I've ever seen) experience, glazed pads are somewhat common depending on where you live. I fixed a couple sets by braking fairly hard from 55-60 down to 10 several times. I went until I started smelling the pads and the squeak was always gone afterwards. You'll clearly need an open road, get up to speed, brake pretty dang hard but not hard enough to trip the ABS, get back up to speed for a few minutes to let the brakes cool and repeat 4-5 times. It just heats the pads up and scraped the smoothed over layer off so you're back down to a toothy surface.
Do you happen to live in a hilly area? Glazed brake pads usually come from mild braking that just heats the pads enough to be able to smooth them out, and not enough pressure to do anything more than glide over the rotor surface - which causes the smoothing.
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Id be interested in seeing if that works BackPressure. All my years of doing brakes Ive never heard that aproach.
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Back from my Government Motors (only half-joking here; I loved my corvettes but they were the shoddiest assembled vehicles I've ever seen) experience, glazed pads are somewhat common depending on where you live. I fixed a couple sets by braking fairly hard from 55-60 down to 10 several times. I went until I started smelling the pads and the squeak was always gone afterwards. You'll clearly need an open road, get up to speed, brake pretty dang hard but not hard enough to trip the ABS, get back up to speed for a few minutes to let the brakes cool and repeat 4-5 times. It just heats the pads up and scraped the smoothed over layer off so you're back down to a toothy surface.
Do you happen to live in a hilly area? Glazed brake pads usually come from mild braking that just heats the pads enough to be able to smooth them out, and not enough pressure to do anything more than glide over the rotor surface - which causes the smoothing.
Yes I live in a hilly community. Especially around where I go to college where it seems to be the worse!
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Only sure fire fix I know of is to switch to ceramic pads. It could be possible the brake pad shims are squealing. To fix that you just pull the pads and apply a light coat of brake grease with your finger on the part of the pad shim where the pad travels. If thats not the problem you could try changing the way you drive if you dont want to change them to ceramic. For instance if they squeal under light breaking then dont do light breaking. In future stick to ceramic pads to keep from having this kind of issue.
That's what I was told that was on there and this guy at the local shop said they're metallic...
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Well they cant be both ceramic and metallic. Ive never had a problem with ceramic squealing, at least not the pad surface anyway. None the less to correct the squeling issue your having I would try what Back Preassure said. Its worth a shot.
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Well they cant be both ceramic and metallic. Ive never had a problem with ceramic squealing, at least not the pad surface anyway. None the less to correct the squeling issue your having I would try what Back Preassure said. Its worth a shot.
Haha yeah I'm willing to do anything to get these damn things to stop squeaking. It's embarrassing lol.
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I know I hate it when my cars make noises others can hear. Right now my exporer needs a new rotor cause it warped and it sounds awful but its got other things that need fixed as well. Money is straped for me right now so its going to have to wait. Im out of work and living on my military disability with a new house and a new family. My fiance has two kids and it takes alot of money and time to take care of them as well. Probly going to go back to college in the fall if I cant find a good job and Ill get a large amount of money for doing that from my GI bill. However things work out I will find a way to get back in the driver seat of another mustang. Good news is my fiance got rid of her little nissan truck and got a van so now I can trade my family vehicle in for another mustang.
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...Good news is my fiance got rid of her little nissan truck and got a van so now I can trade my family vehicle in for another mustang.
Spoken like a true man.
StangerBanger, in the future, be a little harder on your brakes OR use engine braking downhill to prevent them glazing over again.
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Spoken like a true man.
StangerBanger, in the future, be a little harder on your brakes OR use engine braking downhill to prevent them glazing over again.
Alright sounds worth a try.
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Back from my Government Motors (only half-joking here; I loved my corvettes but they were the shoddiest assembled vehicles I've ever seen) experience, glazed pads are somewhat common depending on where you live. I fixed a couple sets by braking fairly hard from 55-60 down to 10 several times. I went until I started smelling the pads and the squeak was always gone afterwards. You'll clearly need an open road, get up to speed, brake pretty dang hard but not hard enough to trip the ABS, get back up to speed for a few minutes to let the brakes cool and repeat 4-5 times. It just heats the pads up and scraped the smoothed over layer off so you're back down to a toothy surface.
Do you happen to live in a hilly area? Glazed brake pads usually come from mild braking that just heats the pads enough to be able to smooth them out, and not enough pressure to do anything more than glide over the rotor surface - which causes the smoothing.
Seems like they're still squealing dude
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