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brakes squeeling BAD!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Jan 15, 2002.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, like over night the damn things, sounds like front driverside. When Im slowing at regular decel upon a stop light or turn at red-light or what ever, it is ear piercing... But when Im on them HARD, nadda? Whats a simple fix? I have the "goop" on the back of the pads. And I've always sprayed the shinola out of everything when I do and work on or around the brakes. So I know there is no grease involved or at least that I can see.
    Remove them adn scuff with scotch brite or light sand paper maybe??

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    I had that happen on a recent brake job myself after about a week. Pulled the wheels and calipers and hit the rotors lightly with a fine wire wheel in a circular pattern. Not a sound since then...

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    If you notice on the pads themselves when the caliper is installed, you will see these 2 ears (what I call them) that stick out and rest on the caliper. Well if these guys arent holding the pad tight against the caliper then you'll get the squeaking.

    You take a screw driver or small pry bar and put that on the bottom of the pad in between it and the rotor. Pry the pad upward and hammer those ears downward. That will keep the pad tightly fit on the caliper and stop the squeal.

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  4. Fierospeeder

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    pull your wheels off, and inspect to see if theres any overheating on the rotors. Usually black areas.
    if you got the money, you can get your rotors "cut" at nappa, or pepboys for around 10-12 bucks.
    pepboys does have the kit to deglaze the rotors using a powerdrill, or a grinder.

    another cause is brake dust, you can buy a can of brake clean and spray the area.

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    and they dont squeal while not braking....And I tried the spray cleaner stuff. But I thought it was coming from up front. But have since found that it may be coming from the rear driver-side after cleaning all the mud out from being barried for 2 days. So I'll get out there and spray some in the dust holes while rotating the wheel and see what that does.
    You all know of anywhere to get the disk brake caliper guide/mounting bolts for the front? LMC cat doesn't show them and Im sure the dealer is way too high on them.

    Still hoping the GOV'T will ban the use of loud stereos with RAP music. [​IMG]
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    Check this out. My grandfather is an old brake guy from a Dodge dealership here in town and he tells me to take hand full of AJAX or Comet and throw in the drum. Said that will stop the squeeling. Anyone else ever heard of this? Sounds like jerry riggin to me but if it doesn't hurt anything and works, hell!! I dont see why not.

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    usually most auto parts stores carry the hardware such as the bolts and the seals. The caliper bolts are overpriced in some areas.
    ask the behind the counter guy if they have a kit with the stuff you need.

    I usually go to the junkyard and pull bolts off the calipers which are usually free compared to 10-20 bucks at the car parts store.

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