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Old 11-12-2006, 02:57 PM
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My brakes have been squeaking for a while now, I have new pads and rotors on the front so its not those.

On the back, I checked out the rotors and they seem ok. I put new pads on and even put some anti squeak stuff everywhere they contact the callipers. This hasn't helped a bit, so the only thing I can think is the rotors aren't ok. They squeek when you have low, medium, and high pressure on the pedal, when its how, when its cold. I just want to know if getting new rotors for the back will fix it before I go spending the money.

Bye the way, 2003 2dr 2 wheel drive 4.3L.
 
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Old 11-12-2006, 04:16 PM
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The most common cause of brake squeal is the contact area of the brake pad to the caliper shifting. So you've taken care of the fronts with anti-squeal on the back of the pads, I'm thinking it must be the rear. Have you had anyone outside the truck listen to try to pinpoint the noise?
I doubt that you need to replace rotors for squealing, just put anti-squeal on the rear pads and lube the caliper slide pins.


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Old 11-12-2006, 07:24 PM
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I lubed the **** out of the slide pins and put gobs of anti on the backs of the pads.

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Old 11-12-2006, 07:49 PM
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Did you have someone listen to see if it's front or rear brake noise?
 
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Not yet, tomorrow will be a good day for that. One thing though, the new pads were just a little longer than the old ones, so I didn't use the brackets on one side and i squeezed them in on the other. Could that be it?
 
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What kind of brake pads you using? Some of the cheaper stuff will make noise all day long.
 
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Old 11-12-2006, 08:03 PM
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The brackets? Are you talking about the little piece of spring steel (anti-rattle clip). That could be a problem for noise. Why are the pads longer, is it just a buildup of paint on the metal part of the pad? Did you use cheap aftermarket pads?
 
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Old 11-12-2006, 08:04 PM
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Not sure of the brand, got them at Murray's for like 25ish dollars for the rear. I really don't want new ones because there was not really anything wrong with the old ones.
 
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Rob where the heck do you get all these pics from? man you got a pic for everything lol.

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Did I miss something here?
 

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