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squeeky brakes

Ok my front brakes have about 6000 miles on them now and they decided to start squeeking. New pads and rotors. They were fine up until now. Kinda weird. They don't squeek every time though. Any of you have any suggestions on how to fix this problem? Thanks.
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if they're new, i'd take'em off (the pads) and sandpaper them just a little bit, HTH
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I was just thinking maybe I should clean everything up real good, apply more anti squeal compound and on each wheel switch the outer pads with the inner ones and the inner with the outer. Not sure if switching the pads would work though. Worth a try?
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Are they semi-metallic or ceramic pads. An Autozone employee that owned a 2005 Ranger told me he put ceramic pads on his truck then 2 weeks later changed them back to semi-metallic he said he didn't have any problems since. Thats what I bought were semi-metallic pads and I haven't had any problems either
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Are they semi-metallic or ceramic pads. An Autozone employee that owned a 2005 Ranger told me he put ceramic pads on his truck then 2 weeks later changed them back to semi-metallic he said he didn't have any problems since. Thats what I bought were semi-metallic pads and I haven't had any problems either

They are raybestos semi-metallic.
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squirt some oil on them...you'll be fine
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squirt some oil on them...you'll be fine
Yeah ok. lol.
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Unless the squeaking is loud and unbearable I would not worry about them since you know they are new and there is plenty of material. You can put some anti-squeal on them. Kent makes some good stuff. I don't know where you can pick it up though.
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Unless the squeaking is loud and unbearable I would not worry about them since you know they are new and there is plenty of material. You can put some anti-squeal on them. Kent makes some good stuff. I don't know where you can pick it up though.
Well it is very annoying and I don't want to hear it. Squeeky brakes shouldn't be happening. I think i'm gonna try what I said I was thinking of doing and hopefully that will solve the issue. If not I guess I will return the pads for new ones. Lifetime guarantee on them if I remember correctly.
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Theres nothing wrong with the pads. The squealing is probably just a hard spot on the pad it self. It will go away in time
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There is a **** on the dash called volume that solves you squeeky brakes i tried it, it works for me at least.
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There is a **** on the dash called volume that solves you squeeky brakes i tried it, it works for me at least.
Very true but everyone around me looks at my truck like it's a POS when they hear noise coming from it.
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Very true but everyone around me looks at my truck like it's a POS when they hear noise coming from it.

Agreed I hate squealing brakes. You gotta do somthing. Worst case buy some new pads for it they aren't to expensive.
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you could have a tinny rock in breaks. that what i had, last weekend. the damn thing was 2/10s of an inch, and squeaked like no other. just took offf the tire, and saw it =, and poped it out. have you gone mudding anytime recently? or somewhere in the dirt?
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