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Old 03-29-2011, 03:51 PM
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Brake noise?

Hello everyone, Im getting an irritating brake squeek during braking and of course I thought it was just brake dust. I have pulled tires blown everything out inspected brake pads and all looks fine. Go down the road again and I'm getting the same damn sound. Am I missing something???

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Old 03-29-2011, 05:06 PM   #2
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Maybe. How old is the Jeep? And how many miles? Brake squeal usually means time to do some fixing...


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mine had some squeaky sound when applying brakes, but in my case it was from the inside of vehicle, not from outside.. so i sprayed some WD40 at the brake pedal joint under the steering column whatever you call it, and never heard another squeak ever since..
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Seadog, 2008 37k in miles... I'm with ya but everything looks fine when I looked at it and stopping seems to be fine. Alighnment is off but that shouldnt cause noise. New rims n tires going on April 8th and going to have the alighnment corrected then... Just ahte to take it to a brake shop
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The brake pads should have a metal piece behind them with a little piece bent out toward the disc. This is the wear indicator which causes the squeal when brakes are applied and the pads are needing replacement.

I seem to recall that a TSB went out for earlier models as the indicator was to long and caused a premature squeal when there was still around 1/2 pads left.

The rear pads on the JK's do tend to wear earlier than normally expected though, due to the electronic brake lock differential applying the brakes to the rear when slip is detected, and also from the hill start assist holding the brakes on for a second or two after driving off.
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The wear indicator will be much louder than some dust or something in between the pad and the rotor. If it is screaming at you like a child (male or female), it's the wear indicator. If it's just a little bit of a squeal, it's most likely some dirty rotors. Get some brake cleaner and douse them. If it doesn't go away, separate the calipers and inspect the pads. On my track car I've had a pad crack in half while in the caliper and it was squeaking as if the rotor was dirty. I'm assuming cheap pads could do this on a daily driver as well.

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