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PostSubject: brake squeal (fr)   Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:38 am

hey guys started noticing that the riv's breaks squeal when i turn to the left, only to the left, and it has to be atleast going 25km/h, it only makes noise from the front right side wheel while going left. its got to be the brakes i tested a long sweeping turn and while the cars is squealing if i step on the brakes while turning it goes away. however sometimes it doesn't squeal at all. im thinking maybe the caliper is on its way out? thoughts anyone?
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PostSubject: Re: brake squeal (fr)   Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:03 am

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hey guys started noticing that the riv's breaks squeal when i turn to the left, only to the left, and it has to be atleast going 25km/h, it only makes noise from the front right side wheel while going left. its got to be the brakes i tested a long sweeping turn and while the cars is squealing if i step on the brakes while turning it goes away. however sometimes it doesn't squeal at all. im thinking maybe the caliper is on its way out? thoughts anyone?



don't be silly... pull the wheel and take a look.

also, people have forgotten that disc brakes may be noisy even if operating properly, and it is usually with careful cleaning and caliper lubrication along with anti-squeal shims and compounds that you can get them to shut up.
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PostSubject: Re: brake squeal (fr)   Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:21 pm

Pulled the wheel today and nothing looks out of place, backing plate isn't touching or loose. the caliper seems to move freely aswell I did the brakes before winter, and the back brakes during winter lol. I guess I'll have to take them apart and clean them try to get them to be quiet, just odd its only the one side. You think maybe a bad strut mount could encourage the noise ?
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PostSubject: Re: brake squeal (fr)   Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:31 pm

Disc brake squeal is very common. Clean the back of the pads with brake clean and coat the back of the pad with a product like this,

http://www.amazon.com/CRC-Disc-Brake-Quiet-05016/dp/B000CINV88

http://www.aa1car.com/library/2004/bf80426.htm

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PostSubject: Re: brake squeal (fr)   Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:05 pm

LARRY70GS wrote:
Disc brake squeal is very common.  Clean the back of the pads with brake clean and coat the back of the pad with a product like this,

http://www.amazon.com/CRC-Disc-Brake-Quiet-05016/dp/B000CINV88

http://www.aa1car.com/library/2004/bf80426.htm

...and look to see that the pads are evenly worn. If not, you have a bent or dry caliper pin, probably, or some of your lube boogered up.
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PostSubject: Re: brake squeal (fr)   Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:39 pm

pulled the everything apart today gave em a good clean and applied some disc brake quiet, re lubed the pins, measured the pads - inners worn about 1 mm more than the outer on the right side caliper. left side caliper pads are even. the noise seems to have stopped for now lets hope it stays that way!
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PostSubject: Re: brake squeal (fr)   Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:03 pm

JR3800 wrote:
pulled the everything apart today gave em a good clean and applied some disc brake quiet, re lubed the pins, measured the pads - inners worn about 1 mm more than the outer on the right side caliper. left side caliper pads are even. the noise seems to have stopped for now lets hope it stays that way!

Consider polishing or replacing the pins on the right side caliper.

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