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Old 03-27-2010, 01:13 PM
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Squeak Free breaks. What everybodys tips

Every time I do breaks on my cars they squeak. I just got done doing the brakes on my focus and when I first apply them the squeak for a second then stop. I put new rotors pads lubed the caliper pins and all. The guy at auto zone said the pads have this shim on the back of the pad so you dont need to put that orange stuff on the back of the pad.

I will need to do the brakes on my 250 soon and dont want to take them on and off till I get it right.

What are your tips for a good squeak free brake job

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Duane
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Old 03-27-2010, 01:35 PM
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every f series truck i've driven has squeaky brakes..
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:20 PM
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Lube all the contact points on the pads and make sure the pads move freely in the caliper braket
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Well,the sqeak/sqealing can be caused by two different things from what I've learned on my own,and I know lots of guys on here know even better tricks.
The first thing I found is quality of brake pads.
The second is doing pads without turning/replacing rotors.
The annoying sqeak is caused by warped rotors causing caliper to wiggle back and forth while driving causing the caliper piston to rub a clean spot on pad backing.
I always turn/replace rotors when replacing pads and have never had that issue
Hope this helps!
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Apparently its common with these (99-03) trucks. I put new pads and turned rotors on my 01 and there is still a little squeak and a couple other people I have talked to have the same problem.
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Old 03-27-2010, 07:26 PM
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Mine don't squeak, but I spend a little more for good pads and I always turn the rotors, or replace them when they get down far enough.
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Apparently its common with these (99-03) trucks. I put new pads and turned rotors on my 01 and there is still a little squeak and a couple other people I have talked to have the same problem.
Are you buying good brake pads?That seems odd,are you/they reinstalling the stainless shim behind the piston side of caliper?
I just buy the most expensive pads(can't remember what type-I just say give me them )-but I'll do my homework and get back to you.
I guess I'm confused why this happens because I have 2 f350's,1-e250,1- 2004 explorer,and 1976 vette that never squeal when braking.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:41 PM
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I bought the best pads that Autozone has for this truck. I work there, and figured since I get a discount I might as well get them. I had my rotors turned and put the pads on, came with shims and did everything right. They don't squeak all the time, mostly when Im going between 10-25 mph, no squeaking when the brake is applied.
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