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Brake squealing problems.

Basically as im driving around I hear a squealing that goes ~~~~~ in a pattern like a wave. I removed the front rotors, brake pads. Corrected some wear that was messed up, cleaned off chunks of crap all over, then threw them back on.

Can people give me tips as to what could make this squealing i cant get rid of? its not rocks or worndown pads. It is somewhere in the front suspension. I'm pretty sure its on the left side.

If my rotor was warped, could it make a squealing noise?

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check your U-Joints.. when it's cold, mine howl, and when it's warm they still squeal in sync with the speed of the truck
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interesting. Do they squeal to the speed or in a pattern to the speed?

like

squeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllll

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squeal stop squeal stop squeal stop

Aaron
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mine does that! then goes away when u hit the brakes
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interesting part is when i hit thebrakes mine doesnt go away till im below about 20 mph. I havnet pressed the brakes tooo hare tho.

Aaron
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wow mine does that to when im goin like 25 20 or so my truck makes a noise almost what offroad tires sound like goin fast. nothing happens when i hit my brake but it only makes the noise once in a while what should i do
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wow mine does that to when im goin like 25 20 or so my truck makes a noise almost what offroad tires sound like goin fast. nothing happens when i hit my brake but it only makes the noise once in a while what should i do

Whats your sound like? The squealing? I still haven't figured it out! It does it at all speeds above 25 for me, im very close to tearing into the front end
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did you cover the back of the pad with syliglide ? its like grease but doesnt break down to heat or washes off.
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It could just plain ol be a warped rotor
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Would it be safe for me to take out the brake pads on the front left side and drive aroudn the block once? I want to see if it goes away with no contact to the rotor.

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no you will push the piston out the caliper.
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Yeah...no...bad idea
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Thanks, i thought something along those lines owuld happen. I'll buy new shoes and try new grease. Then maybe new rotors. I know a green truck i can steal em from in 2 months.
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^ ha...i actually have 2 rotors that you could have....you just have to have them turned. Heck maybe thats all you need to do for yours!
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f turning, mine have 70k on them and have yet to be replaced im pretty sure.
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anyways i know they're gonna charge me some obscene amount like $100 bucks for turning rotors...


I turned rotors, they could turn rotors while doing something else. A machine does the damn work.
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its like 20 bucks for turned rotors usually.
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not in Juneau AK :-( Everything's expensive here.

This guy at a brake shop offered 490 to replace front shoes and rotors a few months back. He told me they were 15% left and i recently looked at them and had a good 70% left

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that is not a bad price mine was to be 560 here. but i just spent 200 at napa and did it myself

200 was will new pads, and new rotors
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Aaron....you whiner. Just wait till you get to Murderapolis and see how much shops charge to do stuff like that! Having rotors turned is cheap. I know that at the Napa you can bring there and they either do it there or they send them out and have them back like the next day all for like $20
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Aaron....you whiner. Just wait till you get to Murderapolis and see how much shops charge to do stuff like that! Having rotors turned is cheap. I know that at the Napa you can bring there and they either do it there or they send them out and have them back like the next day all for like $20
Ya tard my city is landlocked. Everything is shipped or flown out! I'll replace them when i get down there most likely. Might as well use old rotors/pads to drive the 2600.
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I just bought new front rotors. I'll replace them and see if hte squeal goes away.
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so did it? B/c I just installed new pads a month ago and I'm getting that squeal when i drive slow of and on then when I hit brakes its just gets loud, these are good pads, before i installed I soaked the rotor and caliper with some brake cleaner think that did it?
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rotors may need to be resurfaced or new ones. mine did it, got em resurfaced and its gone now
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well I'm gone check to se if that lil clip is in the right way b/c thats what it was last time :(
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