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Annoyingly Squeaky Brakes!

I have a squeaky brake problem. The brakes have been squeaking since day 1. I have since put 3,600 miles on it. This is an 09, and has squeaked every day I have used the brakes. Any ideas on the cause?
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Squeaky? or screeching/squeeling? Probly cheap *** parts. I could be wrong. My rear drums squeal, but it's because I got the cheapest kind at cost, and they're too damn tight and I'm too lazy to adjust.
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Hard to tell, all I know is it is annoying as hell. Everytime I use the brakes, they squeel, or squeak abnoxiously. This vehicle was bought with 6 miles on it. If the parts are cheap, its the factory parts. I suppose I can use my warranty, and have them checked out....
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Bad brake pads maybe? What brand are your pads? Also did you or somebody else install them? Also humid climates or places where salt is used a lot to clear ice off the roads maybe a problem too. Lastly I had a squeaky brakes a while back. I took the wheel of along with the caliper and cleaned off the pad with light sandpaper. I just barely grazed the surface. And now no problems or squeakyness if that's a word haha.
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If it's under warranty, I'd take it back for sure to have it checked out. Demand perfection!! lol
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if i come to a abrupt slow speed stop ie traffic , parking lots ect mine squeak loud i just figuire its all the sand out here. its not just once in awhile its everytime in those situaltions normal stopping it doesnt do it though
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Semi metallic pads make noise. Not sure if thats your issue.

Take it in for service. If it comes back try a different pad.
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I think I've always had better luck with ceramic pads. Less brake dust too IIRC.
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If it's under warranty, I'd take it back for sure to have it checked out. Demand perfection!! lol
Exactly, if ti's brand new, bring it back to the dealer!!
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I'd call around to a couple auto parts suppliers and have them look uo replacement pads for your truck. When they sya they have them etc. ask what type are they? (mettallic, non-metallic etc) then call a couple other places, and see if they all agree. Then call Ford dealer and say you need brakes for a truck you just bought used. Ask same questions and see if all answers are the same. Bottom line, is that the type of pad makes a difference and if the rotors are polished/glazed, that will make the problem worse. You could also shop on line and perhaps get the answers.
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Could be that whoever put the pads on didn't apply grease to the caliper pins or put an elastomeric coating and the pad backing. I've never had a problem with brake noise no matter how cheap the pads.
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Could be that whoever put the pads on didn't apply grease to the caliper pins or put an elastomeric coating and the pad backing. I've never had a problem with brake noise no matter how cheap the pads.
The factory does not add grease on the back of the pads.
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Elastomeric coating isn't grease.
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Elastomeric coating isn't grease.
Bleh, read the grease and back of the pads skipped everything else.

The factory does use anti-seize on the pins or at least they used too.
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Most OEMs use this clear high-temp grease now. Not as good as copper or nickel based anti-seize as there is no plating effect. I use a nickel-type anti-seize generally and CRC's pad compound. Even with cheap Chinese rotors I've never had noisy brakes.
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