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Old 09-20-2004, 07:13 AM
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never-ending squeaky brakes

On my mom's 95 chevy astro van we have replaced the brakes on several occasions and have tried different types of pads(using the anti sqeak gel that goes on the backside of the pad) but within a month, or even right away, they are back to sqeaking when you try to stop. The right rear also sounds like it gurgles to a stop...even after we replaced the cylinder. Any ideas?

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Old 09-20-2004, 03:38 PM
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I like to silicone the pads where they contact he calipar.
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sounds like the caliper is dragging. rotate the wheel while it's on a jack, can you hear a dragging noise?


disc disc or disc drum?
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Are you using the "anti-squeal" silicone?

Some pads come with backing plates that are supposed to stop sqealing.

Are you replacing the rotors?
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Old 09-23-2004, 02:03 PM
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sorry about the delay....the dragging caliper would cause the brakes to squeak when stopping?...front disks squeak...back right drum gurgles. I beleive my dad replaced the rotors one time...they dont look to bad right now.
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a dragging caliper will cause noise all the time.
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Use quality pads, stay away from the parts houses "house brand", use nothing but Bendix, Wagner, or Raybestos. Also do not use metal pads. I have had the best luck with carbon graphite pads. They are a little messier on wheels, but they never squeel.

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Beware of liftime warranty pads!!! Most are metallic and they do last a long time, but the last I checked, pads are cheaper than rotors. (Try buying lifetime rotors when you buy your life time pads)

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