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Squeeking Brakes!!

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Wichitaco, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Mar 21, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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    Wichitaco

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    I've been having problems the past 2 weeks with my brakes squeeking. Here is the catch: They only do it when I'm in reverse!! It's unbelievably frustrating. Does anyone know what might cause this?
     
  2. Mar 21, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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    When's the last time they were changed? Cleaned?
     
  3. Mar 21, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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    When I bought new tires so about a month ago. They just started squeeking 2 weeks ago, so I dont think it was the brake cleaner I used. Plus its only in reverse. It doesnt make sense.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM
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    It may just be the rears self adjusting. From what I understand, they will do that when you break in reverse. :notsure:
     
  5. Mar 24, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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    What do you mean by self adjusting?
     
  6. Mar 24, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    I doubt since you have a 2nd Gen the rear brakes have been changed. Besides, only rear drums self adjust and it should only ratchet just a few times.

    I bet there is no brake pad grease between the back of the pads and the vibration plates.
     
  7. Mar 24, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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    His truck has rear drums. I guess it would be benificial I he could give us an idea where the squeak is eminating from.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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    Sorry, I'm not really technically knowledgeable on how exactly it works.
     
  9. Mar 24, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    Sorry I guess I should have mentioned that. Its definitely, 100%, coming from the front driver's side.
     
  10. Mar 24, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    Is it just one squeak or will it continually squeak if you continue to back up?
     
  11. Mar 24, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    Its continuous.
     
  12. Mar 24, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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    Pull off the wheel and take a LOOK!!!!!!!!! Let us know what you find.
     
  13. Mar 24, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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    Perhaps a bearing, not breaks.
     
  14. Mar 24, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    I'm pretty sure its not the brakes. I just had them apart and cleaned them at a shop probably a month ago. Thanks for the input guys. I'm going to look into the bearing thing.
     
  15. Mar 24, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    Man if you cleaned them and didn't use any "brake quiet" lube between your pad and vibrator pad it will squeak every time. I would do that before tearing into a wheel bearing ordeal.

    Eight out of 10 times it's the last thing we messed with. Not trying to call you out, just hate for it to be a simple and cheap fixed being overlooked.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Mar 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    So cleaning it isn't enough? That probably seems like a really green question...but hey I'm green lol
     
  17. Mar 24, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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    No. You definitely should clean but should apply that "brake quiet" stuff to the back of the pads backing plate and then "glue" the thin, slotted Anti-squeal shims to it. If you don't, they'll squeak every time.

    [​IMG]
     
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