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Need Some Brake Help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mauibuilt41, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Apr 13, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    mauibuilt41

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    I've been having some really bad brake squeak with my truck, usually first thing in the morning or when it has sat for a while. Once I come to my first complete stop, the squeak goes away as if nothing happened. I have already changed my pads, rotors, and calipers but it still happens. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Apr 13, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    Southern01Taco

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    You probably are getting a little surface rust on the rotors and it is causing it to squeak. When you hit the brakes it cleans it all off.
     
  3. Apr 13, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    x2...dont worry about brakes squeaking its no big deal. brake clean helps too
     
  4. Apr 14, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    Okay, thanks guys!
     
  5. Apr 14, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    check the feeler/squeal tabs and make sure they aren't bent in too far. If you dropped the pad or the box got squished during shipping those tabs can get bent in. I have done that before.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    using -> http://www.crcindustries.com/auto/content/products_ss.aspx?ID=65 < this substance can help prevent brake squeel. You can find it at almost any auto store. Also make sure the backing plate plate hasn't bent into the rotor (this happened on my friends accord, ruined new rotors). If it has it can be bent back easily.
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  7. Apr 15, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    spraying WD40 all over the rotors should help.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    Surface rust on the rotors, since you live in a humid environment. I wouldn't worry about it, part of living in Maui!
     
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