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    Brakes squealing?

    My brakes are squealing, but theyre pretty new, as are the pads. Any reason why this could be happening? Any easy fix? Thanks in advance.
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    Probably need some anti-squeal paste on the backs of the pads.


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    Also....check out proper bed procedure at

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    Gonna take care of this tomorrow. Thanks guys


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    The paste and bedding procedure are solid recommendations.

    Some pads also come with anti-squeal plates that go on the back of the pads.

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    Wouldn't the squeal paste only help with squealing upon application and removal of the brakes?

    Zaid - is this a constant squealing like while you are braking (maintaing constant pedal pressure) or is this only when applying and removing the brake application?
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    Quote Originally Posted by az3579 View Post
    Wouldn't the squeal paste only help with squealing upon application and removal of the brakes?
    No-- squealing is typically caused by the pads vibrating. It would cause them to squeal with constant application/pressure. The paste reduces or eliminates the movement and metal-to-metal friction.

    While I'm thinking about it, Zaid, ensure that the anti-rattle clips are properly installed while you're checking them. That could allow excess vibration in the pads as well.
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    Another thought... the composition of some pads may also contribute to squealing. What pads are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billschusteriv View Post
    Another thought... the composition of some pads may also contribute to squealing. What pads are you using?
    That's true as well. This is a notorious sideffect of track pads, especially the ones that need to be warmed up for full effect. Those make lots of noise on the street, and consequently don't work too tell either due to the lack of heat.
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    To use the paste, you have to take that pads off. Make sure it give the goo plenty of time to setup. The time required should be on the conatiner...
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