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Squeaking calipers (not squealing)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddin4fun, Sep 21, 2001.

  1. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    My front calipers squeak when I apply the brakes. It will do this while driving or parked, so I know it's not worn pads. What in the heck will cause this?
    '79 Blazer BTW with 10bolt front.

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  2. ftn96

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    Lara, you probably need to take the calipers off and clean up the caliper bolts. The area where the race type surface is and the spacer sleeves go into the caliper. This is the only place you would get any noise apllying the brake while it was parked!

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  3. muddin4fun

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    Well crap....
    I knew to check that [​IMG]. Thanks mang!

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  4. '73 K5

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    It shows you in the Chilton's manual where to apply the lube at. I used white lithium grease on mine when I did the brakes a few weeks ago...working good so far.

    '73 K5
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  5. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I usually use never-seize on my caliper bolts, both on the sliding portion and the part that goes in the backing plate.

    I figure it's the little things such as that make a huge difference in a good brake job vs. an okay brake job.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  6. chevrules

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    It could be the pads.When I put new ones on I file down the edges so they are not square.It works for me.

    chevrules...always has and always will
     

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