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Abikaasa_Posti_Teel
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Prairieville
Member since Jan 2007
2024 posts

OT mechanics: brake question.
Got 81,000 miles on the car and back left brake is squeaking bad.
So I replaced them both and rotors about 2 months ago. It's back to squeaking.
I have noticed when it rains or if I get it washed, it stops for awhile...but eventually starts again. My brake fluid level is fine.
Is there a type of lubricant I can put on them or something? I am very confused by this.

Your help is much appreciated!!
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Bedhog
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Denham Springs
Member since Apr 2019
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re: OT mechanics: brake question.
:Break:


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Eli Goldfinger
Alabama Fan
Member since Sep 2016
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re: OT mechanics: brake question.
Your calipers are probably sticking.

The cylinders get worn out and stop working or the fluid gets dirty and causes them to stick.

It may be so little friction that it’s imperceptible, but still enough to wear down the pads.

Next time you go on a drive, feel your wheels when you get out. The ones that are hot are the culprits.
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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
46068 posts

re: OT mechanics: brake question.
Sounds like cheap brakes/pads or you just replaced the pads and not the rotors.

There is 'brake glue' but your problem seems to be the mating of the pads and face.


Bedhog
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Denham Springs
Member since Apr 2019
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re: OT mechanics: brake question.
Roters.




Abikaasa_Posti_Teel
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Prairieville
Member since Jan 2007
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re: OT mechanics: brake question.
I used expensive ones cause the mechanic said the same thing.


Booyow
Member since Mar 2010
754 posts

re: OT mechanics: brake question.
You want to lubricate a part that relies on friction to function properly. Think about that for a second, chief...


USMEagles
Southern Miss Fan
Member since Jan 2018
888 posts

re: OT mechanics: brake question.
There are "brake pad dressings" for that, but I'd try this first:

Check the torque on everything you can find around the caliper.

Spray the piss out of it with a garden hose, being careful not to wet down anything vulnerable or important.

Make a few really hard stops in a safe area with no one else in the car.


EDIT: And check your lug nut torque, with a real torque wrench. Don't torque your lug nuts without one. It's easy to warp rotors.
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Bedhog
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re: OT mechanics: brake question.
This has to be a troll


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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
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re: OT mechanics: brake question.
quote:

Bedhog


You are what makes the internet a terrible place. Not even clever.


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Abikaasa_Posti_Teel
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Prairieville
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re: OT mechanics: brake question.
Lol...cut me some slack try to type and feed a baby at the same time!


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Spankum
LSU Fan
Miss-sippi
Member since Jan 2007
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re: OT mechanics: brake question.
There is generally a little tube of shite in with the brake pads that you are supposed to squeeze on the back side of the pad while installing it.


CaptainsWafer
USA Fan
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Member since Feb 2006
51718 posts

re: OT mechanics: brake question.
Always called it the “stop squeak” that comes with the pads.

ETA Maybe OP didn't seat or bed the pads.
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mpar98
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2006
7789 posts

re: OT mechanics: brake question.
What's squeaking? Brake pads on the rotors don't squeak...have they worn down to an indicator? I did my wife's brakes a few weeks back and noticed the retaining pins were touching the rotors causing a squeak. Fixed and good to go...does your rear brakes have those?


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USMEagles
Southern Miss Fan
Member since Jan 2018
888 posts

re: OT mechanics: brake question.
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Always called it the “stop squeak” that comes with the pads.


Definitely could be that. I don't think it's a huge deal if you forget that part of the job. You just rub the solid metal part behind the pad, which is seldom a practical problem. Correct me if I'm wrong.


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L1C4
Louisville Fan
The Ville
Member since Aug 2017
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re: OT mechanics: brake question.
Brakes are for quitters.


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Parmen
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New York City
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re: OT mechanics: brake question.
Automotive board


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SEClint
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Now in Portland, Oregon
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re: OT mechanics: brake question.
Throw lemon juice on it


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Hangit
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The Green Swamp
Member since Aug 2014
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re: OT mechanics: brake question.
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You want to lubricate a part that relies on friction to function properly.


Without friction, none of us would be here.



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soccerfüt
Truth Detective
Member since May 2013
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re: OT mechanics: brake question.
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Got 81,000 miles on the car and back left brake is squeaking bad.
It squeaks the song “Bad”?

Image: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/zFXtb9jBaBM/hqdefault.jpg


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