Now, I'm not the brightest bulb in the E-Series shed.
Every time I go to brake, it squeals from the front, and the heavier I brake, it stops.
My step-dad suggested to me that I need to replace the brake pads and get the discs machined. Our engineer at work suggested to clean dust out of it. I checked underneath it Monday and it does look dusty, but I was greasing up the rubbers in the suspension to stop Squeak number 1.
Proud Owner of a 1988 EA Falcon GL
Bright Red, 151000 kms , fairly stock except the exhaust/muffler
Things coming soon: CD Player, Bumper Change, MPFI Conversion Things on my Wishlist: Mags, Body Kit, etc, etc.
the discs could also be glazed, they might have an almost mirror finish to them thats why they squeek, get some really gritty sand paper and try to sand them to a dull finish on both sides of the disc but make sure you blow out the little filings or use brake cleaner, take of your calippers when doing this i dont know how good brake cleaner is for pads. you can also scrape your pads on some concrete to give it a more gritty feel.
White 1988 EA Fairmont Ghia ~ Gassed ~ EF camshaft ~ Lowered on super low king springs (not low enough) ~ 2.5inch cat back exhaust system with one muffler ~ Clear indicators ~ Simota POD filter ~ New head built for gas ~ 3.23 open wheeler diff ~ EF XR 16inch rims ~ pioneer deck and rear speakers ~ sony front speakers ~ kyb shocks
since the non asbestos pads are now all we can get our hands on, the dust build up is what i have found causes the squeaks.. When the rotor is cold(to stop warping it when it is hot) grap the hose and go to town on each corner.really getting in around the calliper and inside of the rotor. I recommend using the hose over blowing it out with compressed air as the dust goes everywhere including your lungs :(
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