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My Breaks are Squeaking after new rotors & pads

I installed new rotors and brake pads this weekend and now my breaks are squeaking.

Is there any type of spray or anything I can do without removing my wheels to get them to stop?

Also, if you go to do your rotors, be sure to have a BREAKER BAR!!!
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Do they just need to be broken in a little bit? Never had to replace rotors and pads on my truck yet so I'm not quite sure.
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what type of rotors pads did you use?
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on past vehicles i've heard a little squeek when they were new also. What i did was come off an exit ramp (from the highway) at like 65mph, and hit the breaks HARD, that should warm them up, and start to break them in. The squeeks went away after a few times of that....
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Not sure what "brand" name the pads and rotors were. I just got them from NAPA.

I didn't use any grease or anything like that when I put them on that's why I'm wondering if I needed to. I thought I seen some spray or something that you could spray on them but didn't know.
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maybe they are sticking

they make a piston grease that is suppose to help with that, but then ya got shims a stuf that helps with no squeaking
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Well it only happens when I apply the breaks and completely stops when I don't brake at all so I don't think they are sticking, right?
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nope doesnt sound like they are then, mine constanly squeak

i think there are sometype of shims you can put under there to help with squeak but i dont know much about it.

like the shims go inbetween the pad and the bracket that holds the pad in place.
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Yea, they came with those (the shims). They are installed.
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what about the slide shims in the caliper, where the pads slide. check those, and try to bed them in with the highway method
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Did you completely degrease the rotors, if there was any trace packing grease on them that would glaze as you start to use the new brakes, should wash down new rotors with brake cleaner before using
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Nope, didn't know to.
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Buy some Brake cleaner! And did you put any grease behind the new pads? If not they will squeak everytime the brake is applied.
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When I put my new rotors and pads on I applied some anti-squeak compound and dont get any squeaking whatsoever. I also used ceramics pads too.
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More than likely it is metalic squeal.
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So what's the concensus?? I don't want to take off my wheel's and entire calliper assembly again!!! Is there anyway to just shoot some spray or something in there without having to do all of that?
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So what's the concensus?? I don't want to take off my wheel's and entire calliper assembly again!!! Is there anyway to just shoot some spray or something in there without having to do all of that?
1) Did you apply any grease to the back of the pads?

2) Did you degrease anything?

If you answered no to number 1, then you are going to need to take everything apart again, go to autozone and get the grease, and grease the back of the pads (where they sit against the caliper, not the rotor!). If you don't it is going to squeak everytime you hit the brakes. But hey, it's your truck. Not mine.

If you answered no to number 2 as well, then you are going to need to go to autozone and buy some brake cleaner. It is not expensive at all. Spray that stuff all over your rotors (front and back).
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how is a squeak created between the caliper and pad? i used brake cleaner when i installed new rotors/pads, but didnt grease the back of the pads, and i do have some excessive squeak.
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Thanks - hard lesson learned. - This blows.
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I had that problem when ford had to replace mine. Truck had 18k and wraped roters, and pad were down the 4mil....hmm ok, well the changed them out anyways with motorcraft, and they squecked for about a month.
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yea i just lost my front brakes awhile back at 30,000 or so. they just all of a sudden with'n a day. got growned down to nothn and warped my rotors...it was just weird, so i got the rotors refaced(milled down flat), and new pads and its fine

still havnt a clue wat happend....but with yers it might just be the newness..but if it has been for a while now id say its a new mechanical problem posed by watever you may have done.....$hit happens eh?
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1) Did you apply any grease to the back of the pads?

2) Did you degrease anything?

If you answered no to number 1, then you are going to need to take everything apart again, go to autozone and get the grease, and grease the back of the pads (where they sit against the caliper, not the rotor!). If you don't it is going to squeak everytime you hit the brakes. But hey, it's your truck. Not mine.

If you answered no to number 2 as well, then you are going to need to go to autozone and buy some brake cleaner. It is not expensive at all. Spray that stuff all over your rotors (front and back).
Did both of these things. Everything was great for a couple days. Now, after driving a while each time they start squeeking again :(
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