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Old 10-22-2007
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I just joined and here is my main question. I bought brake pads a few months ago and because I was busy had a local mechanic install them and turn the rotors. The pads are Raybestoes and susposed to be exactly same composition as Ford pads for this 02 truck. From day one they have squeeled and then been silent for a while then squeel again-- usually when I am where I don't want to have it happen. I think the rotors look a bit glazed. I pulled everything apart and looked. The pads are wearing even and plenty left, the calipers are free and there is a bevel on the pads. No sign of oil or anything on rotors or pads except for a slight brownish burnish on the rotors. Should I just buy new pads or are there any other tricks I might try first.
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Old 10-23-2007
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Replace the rotors.

The glazing is probably your problem.

Good info here: http://www.stoptech.com/tech_info/wp...rakedisk.shtml

It wouldn't surprise me if the mechanic just slapped the new pads on and didn't turn the rotors. If it's only been a few months, you should still be able to see the cross-hatching on the discs from the "turning", unless you've driven a ton of miles since.

FWIW, as long as it stops well, you can live with it (squeeling). I always adjust the rears when I do front brake jobs. If you don't, the fronts do ALL the work (they do 80% of the work anyway) and heat up, glaze, etc. The rear's self-adjusters don't always "self-adjust" if you don't use your parking brake frequently. If you back up and brake vigorously several times, it will tighten the rears (if the adjusters aren't frozen).



Cliff's notes: Rotors are glazed, replace them. Rears probably need adjusted too.



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