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Old 04-01-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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I just got new brakes for my 2006 ford ranger. they squeak when i approach a stop. is this normal for new brakes?
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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Could be very likely when they were replaced by whoever that the pads and linkages weren't greased.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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I just got new brakes for my 2006 ford ranger. they squeak when i approach a stop. is this normal for new brakes?
Normally, when doing new pads, there is an anti-squeal compound applied (to stop the high speed vibrations that the pads generate from reaching the pistons, which cause the squeaking) and often techs skip that step in tehinterst of time, or at least just haphazardly apply the compound (supposed to let it sit a bit and set up before reassembling the pads in the calipers). Could be that your tech (or yourself) didn't apply it properly, if at all.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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It is very common for new brakes to squeak. The pads are slowly bedding themselves into the rotors and this is a normal process. The quiet paste that ships with pads is a gimmick and there is no "linkage" to lube that would cause a squeak. Give it a week and if the noise doesn't go away call the place that did the brakes.

It could also be the pad material used. If you had the brakes done at one of the "lifetime warranty" or "$69.99 brake special" places then you just might have to live with it. They tend to use Semi-Metallic pads tat are more prone to squeaks and squeals than other compounds.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:55 PM
 
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A high quality brake pad and the proper rotor surface along with replacing the hardware (and pad shims if equipped) and lubricating the caliper slides and pad contact areas will eliminate most if not all brake noise. Sure it costs more, but that's called doing it right the first time.

And that anti-squeal goo is worthless. I stopped using it 25 years ago.
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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It is very common for new brakes to squeak. .

no, actually its not, if they are installed properly. 3 causes:

no caliper grease was applied to the backside of the brake pads.

no shims are present (and should be) on the brakes in question

warped rotors (youd feel it vibrate when you apply the brakes)
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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Would a lack of not de-glazing the rotors be a factor ??
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:20 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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Would a lack of not de-glazing the rotors be a factor ??
if your rotors are glazed, that means theyre getting too hot and not cooling down properly. theyre probably warped and yes, glazed rotors can defiantly cause squeals.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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It is very common for new brakes to squeak. The pads are slowly bedding themselves into the rotors and this is a normal process. The quiet paste that ships with pads is a gimmick and there is no "linkage" to lube that would cause a squeak.
Um, you don't quite understand how the squeak occurs, do you? You're not lubing a linkage, you're providing a coating between the steel backing of the pad and the steel piston ring/caliper prongs, that otherwise "squeaks" under the high frequency vibration of the pad against the piston as you apply the brakes. You're not "greasing a linkage" with it, but putting a smooth coating on the pad backing plate (which is why you're supposed to let it dry on the pad before installing).
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:18 PM
 
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Its American of course it's gonna squeek and do wierd stuff that the norm with domestics! lol. JK! (kinda) My gf's PT Cruiser/part time cruiser has had squeeky brakes since she got it in 2006. Had 3 brake jobs and the same result, squeeky. It's a domestic thing. Sad but true. None of my Hondas or Toys ever did this my her Chrysler and my 2 old Chevys always made brake and other noise.
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