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Re: Squealing Pads.

Subject: Re: Squealing Pads.
From: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 04 Dec 1996 08:39:42 -0600
In <>, Dwade 
Clay Reinsch wrote:
>I'd look in the shop manuel for the answer to this, but why put a damper 
>on the firestorm already raging down at David's gas station?
>I've put new metalic brake pads and turned the rotors on the wife's 
>wheels and I'm getting a lot of squeal on light brake pressure.  Firmer 
>pressure stops the sound and the car.  No pressure stops the sound but 
>car continues in an onward direction of travel.
>Any suggestions to quiet the brakes?
>Wife will quieten as brakes quieten.
Manual doesn't deal with metallic pads....  Them's one o' them
newfangled developments.

Metallic pads will squeal, although this tends to abate as they set
in.  There is some orange goo made by CRC that you can put between the
pads and the pistons that is advertised to reduce squeal.  I got some
at Pep Boys for my (ex-) Mazda, didn't work all that well, ended up
replacing pads with Raybestos and the squeal went away.

                        A. B. "RTFM" Bonds

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