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Unhappy Annoyance with Brakes...

Okay so this has been happening for a while but it's not affecting braking performance...
Almost every single time I release the brake pedal there is a quick, high pitched squeak that only lasts the duration of the release of the pedal.

I have cleaned the rear brake drums before and it stopped it for about a week and then it started again.

Again, this has not affected car performance but it is so annoying and unattractive for my car...

I have no ideas on what is causing this so any help and opinions are greatly appreciated.

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i have the same problem

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remove your caliper as if you were changing your pads. I guarantee the backing plate on the pad is dry. The pad moves a little under certain conditions and this is what you're hearing. Grab some brake pad lube from autozone/krage/orielly/napa/pep boys and apply a good bit to the contact area's on the back of the pad.

should fix your problem.


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Omfg, this is my EXACT same problem. I don't mean to hijack this thread or anything, but since I'm gonna do this, should I replace my rotors at the same time? Aren't they just behind the brake calipers?
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got the same exact problem

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Omfg, this is my EXACT same problem. I don't mean to hijack this thread or anything, but since I'm gonna do this, should I replace my rotors at the same time? Aren't they just behind the brake calipers?
you shouldn't have to, if your pads have a good amount if life, don't even bother replacing them. the dab of anti-squeal should do the trick.


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you shouldn't have to, if your pads have a good amount if life, don't even bother replacing them. the dab of anti-squeal should do the trick.
Woops, I guess I should have explained WHY I want to change my rotors, lmao.. sorry, I was in a hurry. My car shakes when I brake ~40+ now, used to be ~60+ (mph), and I was told to change my rotors. I was asking here because I'm not sure where the rotors are located in relation to the brake calipers, but if they're in the same place then I might as well, ya know?
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Woops, I guess I should have explained WHY I want to change my rotors, lmao.. sorry, I was in a hurry. My car shakes when I brake ~40+ now, used to be ~60+ (mph), and I was told to change my rotors. I was asking here because I'm not sure where the rotors are located in relation to the brake calipers, but if they're in the same place then I might as well, ya know?



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lmao

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Woops, I guess I should have explained WHY I want to change my rotors, lmao.. sorry, I was in a hurry. My car shakes when I brake ~40+ now, used to be ~60+ (mph), and I was told to change my rotors. I was asking here because I'm not sure where the rotors are located in relation to the brake calipers, but if they're in the same place then I might as well, ya know?
I had this problem a couple of months ago...I would re-surface the rotors first
After I had my rotors re-surfaced braking was back to normal

But yeah definitely try resurfacing before buying brand new rotors...it would save some money and time
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