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    Thread: Intermittent brake squealing while driving

    1. 04-30-2012 04:24 PM #1
      My front brakes squeal from time to time when I push on brake pedal, but very often they squeal while driving when I am not braking. Does it mean they are binding or dragging? They are new pads and rotors replaced just a couple weeks ago.


      Thank you for any input.

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      05-08-2012 01:51 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by hirenow View Post
      My front brakes squeal from time to time when I push on brake pedal, but very often they squeal while driving when I am not braking. Does it mean they are binding or dragging? They are new pads and rotors replaced just a couple weeks ago.


      Thank you for any input.
      After driving for a little does the squeal get worse??
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      05-08-2012 03:36 PM #3
      Could be a couple different things.

      Did you lube the pins the caliper rides on?

      How about general maintenance? How old is the car? Has the brake fluid been flushed every 2 years? If not, corrosion may be forming in the calipers keeping the pistions from retracting propoerly, although this would probably cause them to squeak all the time (not just occasionally).
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