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Old 10-14-2008, 11:58 PM   #1
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Smile Brake pads maybe?

My brakes are making a high pitch squeak and was wondering if I need to change them out, if so what do you guys recommend im not looking to spend alot im kind of tight right now but at the same time I dont want anything cheaply made somewhere in the middle any help would be great im looking to change these over the next couple of days, thanks!

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Old 10-15-2008, 06:39 AM   #2
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Before you go out and spend your hard earned cash, have you taken them apart and inspected the pads and shoes for wear?

Perform a visual inspection on the brake linings before you buy any parts. You might just have some mud or sand in the drums, etc and that may be making a noise. I had some debris in my right rear drum that caused a squeek for a few weeks before I cleaned it out.

As for replacement equipment, the stock stuff works just fine and they're relatively inexpensive. IMO - avoid the ceramic pads and slotted rotors and stick with the stock replacements.

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well i had a nasty squeak.. i took the drums off and saw that the cylinder inside was leaking.. once i saw this i had my mechanic (uncle Maurice) replace everything inside that had damage done do it.. the squeak is from the brake fluid and the shoes clamping on the drum...
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well i had a nasty squeak.. i took the drums off and saw that the cylinder inside was leaking.. once i saw this i had my mechanic (uncle Maurice) replace everything inside that had damage done do it.. the squeak is from the brake fluid and the shoes clamping on the drum...
so you had more than just a squeek,,,,, like a lack of rear braking to go with it too.
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Before you go out and spend your hard earned cash, have you taken them apart and inspected the pads and shoes for wear?

Perform a visual inspection on the brake linings before you buy any parts. You might just have some mud or sand in the drums, etc and that may be making a noise. I had some debris in my right rear drum that caused a squeek for a few weeks before I cleaned it out.

As for replacement equipment, the stock stuff works just fine and they're relatively inexpensive. IMO - avoid the ceramic pads and slotted rotors and stick with the stock replacements.
thank you what kind of replacement equipment are you talking about, I will check them today for some gunk
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so you had more than just a squeek,,,,, like a lack of rear braking to go with it too.
i had squeak from rears... the cylinders can leak without losing rear brake functioning... im not sure if your familiar with the cylinders but theres these rubber ends... those had minor leak
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thank you what kind of replacement equipment are you talking about, I will check them today for some gunk
replacement equipment = pads and shoes.
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i had squeak from rears... the cylinders can leak without losing rear brake functioning... im not sure if your familiar with the cylinders but theres these rubber ends... those had minor leak
Last time I lost a seal in a rear brake cylinder, I nearly lost my wife and son. Any leak of that type should not be treated casually....even a seemingly small leak. Yes, sometimes they weap and then sometimes the just pour all over the ground and empty the resevoir in a few pumps of the brake pedal.
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in my case just a few drops and dust sealed it up for the most part... as for parts for brakes for the rear drums i would have mechanic tell you whats good and whats not... my rears needed cylinders, drums, shoes, spring rebuild kit, and new brake lines running along axels.. for the front just check your rotors for un-even wear and discoloration and check pads ..
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My front brakes squeek after a rain or somthing like that .. but only for a block or two then it quits after i have driven it for a while. I just had my front brakes put in new last week though.. the rear shoes looked real good yet but the front was worn down. it cost about $110.00 for new pads, and to get the rotors turned.

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