Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Czech Republic
County: Hlavní město Praha
Squealing Rear Brakes
Heres the deal. For over a year, my rear brakes have been squealing. It used to be the right rear brake, and upon investigation i found that the disc was slightly bent. So the rear has new discs and pads, i cleaned the sliders, removed the covers behind the discs and the noise still persists. Its not constant, and seems to only happen when the wheel is in a certain degree of rotation. It squeaks faster and faster when i increase speed tothe point where if im on the motorway, it sounds like crickets on cocaine chirping. The second i touch the brakes or handbrake, it stops. Ive tried loosening the handbrake lever and that has had no effect. I have rarely used the handbrake since getting the car two and a half years ago as i always leave it in gear. Another peculiaroty that ive noticed is that when i lift the car, remove wheel and caliper and rotate one of the rear wheels, the wheel will have a slightly higher resistance at a certain degree of rotation, even after brand new discs...
When i searched this forum, people with similar problems were told to replace pads, discs or adjust handbrake cables, all of which ive tried to no avail. Ive narrowed my options down to either handbrake cable replacent or caliper replacement and would like this forum's input.