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Squeaky brakes, quick fix?

Patti2912

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Hey guys, quick question,
My brakes are starting to squeak now and its getting pretty annoying.
I'm booked in at my mechanics for a service in a few weeks so i can wait until then to get them fixed, but was wondering if theres any kind of quick fix that would silent them for the mean time?

Cheers :)
 

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Try and get some anti-squeak onto the back of the break pad and the metal plate that goes onto it (Not the side the piston goes against) You could be due for new pads or rotors. Could just have a stone caught in the rotor.
 

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your brakes might have a lot of brake dust on the pads , you can wash the dust off with water . dont use compressed air , no good to breath in dust. also the pads may be glazed from use and heat . use some abrasive paper to deglaze the side of pad that contacts the disc rotors, hope this helps .
 

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Thanks guys, ill try these out and hopefully it gets me by until service time :)
Thanks again.
 

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Does the squeak disappear when your foot is on the brakes?
If so, it could be the anti-rattle spring on the brake pad.
I had this problem once, took me a while to find it, but once i tracked it down, i bent the spring by hand, put the pads back in and away i went.

Just a thought
 

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Remove the pads and apply a small amount of copper grease (Bursons sell it as anti sieze) to the leading edge of the pads. This is the small part of the metal backing plate that contacts the caliper bracket.

A bit of CRC anti squeak (again Bursons) thinly smeared in the back of the pad, where the caliper body squeezes the pad, will also help.

I install all brake pads this way, and have never had one squeal.
 

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Bugger the products,
Pull the pads out, get a file or emery paper and take the glaze off them (the shiny coating on them), whack them back in and ask your mechanic to machine your rotors.
 

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Bugger the products,
Pull the pads out, get a file or emery paper and take the glaze off them (the shiny coating on them), whack them back in and ask your mechanic to machine your rotors.
What happens when the pads wear down and glaze up again?

Products are cheaper than removing metal from the rotors.
 

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Does the squeak disappear when your foot is on the brakes?
If so, it could be the anti-rattle spring on the brake pad.
I had this problem once, took me a while to find it, but once i tracked it down, i bent the spring by hand, put the pads back in and away i went.

Just a thought
It generally squeaks during lighter braking, seems to get a little louder if i push my foot in a little more, where as if i brake a lot harder its pretty quiet. It's not one consident squeak so i feel that it may be one particular part on the rotor that squeaks everytime it goes around.
 

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What is wrong with a squeak anyway - it does not mean that the brakes are unroadworthy - many cars have squeaky brakes every now and then. However, the time proven method is to chamfer to leading and trailing edge of the pad...just a little. Plus a bit of a roughen up like Maxxiz says. But otherwise just live with it.
 
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