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Old 18 Jun 2004, 07:29 am
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My cruiser has 16,000 miles on it and we had some heavy rain last night and I came out of work and hit the brakes and they squealled. It may be time for ne wbrakes then I can get the ceramics or might it just be the weather?
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Check the pad thickness and replace if too thin. In my experiences the past few years, the pads that come with new cars wear rather quickly and I had to replace them around or before the 20,000 mile mark (had to replace the rotors one time, the pads literally fell apart when they were only 50% worn and deep grooved the rotors). And rotors (and rear drums if equipped) rust rather quickly nowadays and the rust usually gets worn off and the noise stops after you drive for a few miles.

Personally, I would change the pads now just for peace of mind. Cheaper to replace the pads than pads and rotors. Ceramics is an excellent choice for replacement pads and you also have Kevlar, metallic, and standard pads to choose from.
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Ceramic brake pads usually eat through rotors quicker than semimetallic pads. It was probab;y just the weather, but, get them checked out or do it yourself. Whatever you like to do. make sure none of your calipers are seized also. Seems to be a few of those on the PT's.
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My cruiser has 16,000 miles on it and we had some heavy rain last night and I came out of work and hit the brakes and they squealled. It may be time for ne wbrakes then I can get the ceramics or might it just be the weather?
Weather: very likely. If the rotors get wet, surface rust will form. The first few stops are noisy as the rust scrapes off.

If the noise persists, get it checked by a good brake shop.
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Guys, backed out of work this morking and it sounded like my rear drums were what was squealing just the last 2 days maybe high humidity keep you'll posted
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