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Old 13 Nov 2010, 02:19 am
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Any one with a pt that has squeaky breaks?? i got new ones but that doesn't help. any ideas

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Old 13 Nov 2010, 03:36 pm
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Default Re: squeaky breaks.

Your trying to add a turbo and some lowering springs and you need help with squeaky brakes?

If you have drum brakes in the rear, the squeaky sound is probably from built up dust inside the rear drums. If it's coming from the front disks, you might be dangerously low on pads and the tell tale squeal is telling you to get some new pads or, if you've messed around with the front pads in the last couple of days, you might have put the anti-squeal bracket back on the wrong way.
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 10:06 pm
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Default Re: squeaky breaks.

Suspension can make it squeak and squawk too. Bad bushings everywhere make a creaky PT.
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Old 18 Nov 2010, 05:31 pm
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Default Re: squeaky breaks.

could also be that you have metallic brake pads. If they stop squeeking after a while and you see rust (dust) appear on the front wheels, it is because of the pads; 'icy pads'.
You can get that when it's rainy, usually the dust causes the breaks not to squeek, but if you wash them (disc brakes) they tend to be very glazy and make squeeky sound.
Nothing to worry about.

But when they continue like this even after a couple of times braking, it may be another issue.
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