Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 16:33:49 -0700
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From: Grant Holst <gholst@RAMBUS.COM>
Organization: Rambus inc.
Subject: Re: Squealing brakes
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> BRENT CHRISTENSEN wrote:
> Well, my brakes just started squealing. I did the fronts (and rears)
> a couple weekends ago, and now the fronts are squealing pretty good
> when I come to a stop. On domestic cars, I have always used this red
> goop I call "gorilla snot" against the backs of the pads to prevent
> squealing (got a bottle from a mechanic friend - I have no idea what
> it really is). Since I have never heard anyone mention such a thing
> here, and neither does the Bentley, I put the pads on "dry". Now
> they're squealing like a ... well you get the idea.
> I installed new rotors, and cleaned everything REALLY well with
> Brakleen before assembling (even wore rubber gloves), so I don't think
> dirt or grease is to blame. Any suggestions on what I can do? Should
> I use some goop on the backs of the pads?
> I thought it was kind of weird the way that the pads are retained with
> those little butterfly clips - could I have bent them too far when I
> was sticking the pads in place? The noise is tolerable, but I'm
> worried that it is going to get worse, since it hasn't gotten better
> after a couple of days of driving in stop n' go traffic.
> Brent Christensen
> '89 GL Syncro Westy
> Santa Barbara, CA
I tried the red goop to no avail. Ended up putting in organic
pads instead of semi-metalic. Problem solved.
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