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major brake squeakage.... with new pads and rotors

how do i get my brakes to stop squeaking? their brand new and i did them myself...
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how do i get my brakes to stop squeaking? their brand new and i did them myself...
you answered your own question
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Are you sure its the fronts that make the noise? What are the front pads made of? Did you get the fish oil off the rotors?
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Did you polish the rotors with PB blaster and a scotchbrite pad first?
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Dave.. I'll be home all day tomorrow. gimme a ring or stop by, we'll figure it out.
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how do i get my brakes to stop squeaking? their brand new and i did them myself...
Hmmm...there could be a few reasons why your brakes are squeaking. Pad and rotor quality are the main reasons that brakes squeak. What type of pads did you purchase(ceramic, semi-metallic, or organic)? The quality of the pad means alot. If you buy a $20 set of pads, yeah, there gonna squeak. I suggest Wagner Thermoquiet pads(semi-metallic) or Friction Master ceramic pads. Keep in mind, you get what you pay for. Top quality pads are not cheap. As for the rotors, if you reuse them, be sure to have them machined before re-installiation.
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The morse ceramic pads I had on my 2003 started to squeak after about a year. I inspected them when they started and again another year later and they were still in very good shape as were my rotors. They were good brakes as they were gentle on the rotors and they had almost no dust but dam they are noisy.
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there's some red goop you can buy and coat the back of the pad with. i think it's called "quiet stop" it worked wonders for my brakes. i HIGHLY recommend it. i was about to buy new rotors too.
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ya its got the red crap on it...

i paid $60 for these pads at napa.... i think they are ceramic due to the fact that theres little to no dust build up on the front wheels. D gave me some suggestions I am going to try out in the next few days.. but if that doesnt work, ima just go get the cheap **** $20 pads from autozone. my last set of crap pads lasted about 15K miles with no squeak. if D's suggestions dont work, thats what ima do.
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