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Old 11-09-2002, 18:06   #1 (permalink)
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Question Squeaky Brakes on ED Falcon

I've got an ED Falcon GLi and it has the most annoying squeaky brakes in the world. Has anyone else had this problem, and does anyone know how to fix it?

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Old 11-09-2002, 23:50   #2 (permalink)
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Basicly you cant fix it. In the days of old (pre early 90's i think) asbestos was added to brake pads to reduce heat with the added bonus of removing the squeek noise.


The only way to get around this now is to dilegently was your discs and clamp assembly as well as the back of the wheel itself like once a week or whenever you start to notice it again
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give them a clean, check pad wear
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You can fix it:

a) Use CRC Stop Sqeak (rubbery pink adhesive goo) on the back of the pads; it stops the minor pad vibration that usually causes the squeal. This will work in 99% of cases - also use it to reatin those anti rattle plates. PBR also make a similar product but I find the CRC pink stuff best at you can get at Marlows, Rocco Bros Repco etc.

b) If that doesn't work you can (i) chamfer the leading edge of the pad to change the angle that the pad meets the caliper just grind of hack saw at 45 degrees so you take the front corner off the pad. (ii) cut radial cuts into the pad (many pads have these cuts or grooves already. By radial I mean in the same direction as wheel spokes would go ie across the middle of the pad at the shortest point. Use a hacksaw nad cut down in to the pad material to within one or two mm of the backing plate.
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Are your pads damaged or anything rubbing on them or the wheel?
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Old 11-11-2002, 00:47   #6 (permalink)
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We have checked them numerous times without being able to successfully diagnose or solve the problem. We have pulled everything apart and checked but nothing. Pads have been changed regularly with different brands but still same problem.
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Old 11-11-2002, 04:46   #7 (permalink)
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You gotta grind the sharp edges off the side of the brake pads, this should fix the problem.

Haven't actually tried it myself(haven't needed to) but have been told this by others.

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Is the car an auto? If it is don't ride the brakes! We get this alot at work with auto coupes, what happens is that when you continually ride the brakes the pads get glazed and become really really smooth and constantly squeak. Check the pads for glazing, they'll look really shiny, if they are shiny pull out a flat file and file the surface till the glazing goes away, alternatively you could just use some emery tape to roughen up the surface, but make sure the surface stays even.

Also as other people have lready suggested, chamfer the edges and use CRC anti-squeal. Works like a charm for us at work, goodluck with it!
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