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Old 01-29-2011, 04:28 PM   #1
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brakes squeaky

Just bought an 03 tj from a dealer my brakes have been squeaking so.pulled the tires off and checked it out pads and everything are new so can anyone explain y they may be squeaky?

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Old 01-29-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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Could be ceramics. Could be a caliper is not retracting all the way when you let off the brakes. It would drag just enough that it would cause some glazing and the squeaky brakes you hear. I would assume maybe someone put ceramic brake pads on it. They tend to squeak but handle higher temps better.

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Old 01-29-2011, 04:42 PM   #3
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So to get rid of the sound. I need diff pads?
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:52 PM   #4
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That and maybe turn the rotors. I had a pickup that had squeaky brakes and found that the caliper was dragging a little and replaced it and the pads with bi metallic pads. Never had a squeak again. The pads that I replaced were ceramics. I figured higher priced pads must be better and they are but ceramics squeak.
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:39 PM   #5
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Ok cool also when I go over bumps u hear a weird noise other what u normally here when going over a bump but it only happens on big big holes n the road so idk I may just be paranoid due to the yj I had before this ha
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:43 PM   #6
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Cheap "lifetime" warranty brake pads are notorious for being squeaky. They are made so hard, which is how they can last so long, that they can easily be prone to squeaking.

Better/softer pads will likely reduce or eliminate the squeaking, not to mention softer pads will stop better. Pads like Savvy's Black Magic pads are probably the best pads going for absolute raw stopping power and they don't squeak in the least. I installed a set of them several months ago and they are pretty amazing. Savvy Offroad
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:57 PM   #7
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Any thoughts about the weird noise im hearing.when hitting the bigger ruts or.bump n the road?
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:01 PM   #8
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Check your suspension components. Look around underneath for anything that is loose. That's about the best I can tell ya.
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Ok.thanks guys

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