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I have squeeky breaks on a 96 dodge neon. I've been told that they have a short wheel base and that's a trait of neons. I've never heard that. I thought that it was because of metalic pads or possibly christailzed pads. could you answer this. Thanks

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they make a spray that you spray on to the back of the front pads,but you have to have them off the car,but it work's great.
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Well short wheel base is a new one by me. I do know that it's not uncommon to get a noisy set of metalic pads. What sometimes helps if the pads are in really good shape and you don't want to get another pair is resurface the rotors if possible or take some medium emery cloth to them, and we take the pads and rub them back and forth on the sidewalk or any cement slab to scrape off the smooth finish on the pad surface. Basically you're just ruffing them up a bit which gives the pads a chance to remate themselves to the rotors. Also somethimg for the backing plates works good (as mentioned), we use a spray called 'Disc Brake Quiet', but there are others. Or you could just hang another set of pads on her.

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You might try taking her out on the highway and do a few really hard stops from highway speed, it will cut the glaze you get from city driving. I have to do this occasionally on my daily drivers because of the light use they get in the city, try it out before you take it apart seems to work on most cars. Since they got rid of asbestos in brake pads they all seem prone to this.
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