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I know I found something on the forums about this before, but I can't find it again. So I have squeaky breaks, and I used some break cleaner on the disc but that didn't work. Will I have to clean the calipers? Any other suggestions?
 

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Try stopping harder a few times. A lot harder. That usually gets mine to stop squeaking.
 

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Try stopping harder a few times. A lot harder. That usually gets mine to stop squeaking.
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I had squeaky brakes once and before I had a chance to do anything about it some thick headed F#$%er slammed on the brakes in front of me because he was lost and was about to miss a turn and didn't check his mirrors before he tried to ram the brake peddle through the floor. I had him pull over and "politly" gave him my opinion on his driving habits. Anyway, now that I've vented, I had to get on the binders super hard, and after I almost became trunk luggage in a Crysler Seabring all the noises were gone out of my brakes.
 

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Its only a temporary fix if you slam on the breaks. I tried this it worked but now its louder when it came back.... :(
 

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try cleaning ur bike every once in a while...spray some simple green in there and itll clean out the dust and crap in there making it squeek
 

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I just spray some brake cleaner all over the rotors and brakes and it seems to help. I did it about a month ago and the squeak just came back within the last day or so. Also your brakes still good? You might need to replace them
 

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no need to take the calipers off to clean them. you are just trying to get rid of the dirt between the pads and the rotors.

Or try yammie's idea!
 

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thread revival, right here! (i used the search instead of starting another one, so don't bitch!)

at what point do i need to consider changing the front pads? i've got 3500 miles on her. is there a specific POINT or just "when they won't shut up" or "when they feel soft (which mine don't)... (don't feel soft... they DO squeak like a junker)
 

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Brake pads should last more like 35,000 miles, so in terms of pad life you are still fine.

Soft-feeling brakes would be caused by the lines more than the pads, so if yours don't feel soft then at least the lines are good.

If you have already tried cleaning and stopping harder a few times, I'm not sure what to tell you. Changing the pads might make it go away for a while, bit it will probably be back, especially with some pads. When I switched to EBC I could never get them to be quiet for long without stopping hard several times per trip. However, with Vesrah I never had that problem, plus they had better feel.
 

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The ebc i had on before were noisy.
I use sbs pads now, there good.

Not heard of Vesrah mate, will have a look see if i can find some over here.
 

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I was told that my Rotors were glazed as well. Does sanding them really do anything? To me it sound like a bad idea. Is there anything I can do to stop my horrible squeaking sound. It's driving me bonkers!
 

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Yup. Remove your pads and apply grease in the groove/tracks your pads move along. Be sure to clean all the dust out of every nook and cranny.

If the are performance pads, generally they will always squeak b/c they are meant for hard braking and a lot of heat. They will work much better when hot. OEM brakes tend to work a lot less efficiently when heated up.

-Ant.
 
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