Cleaning brakes to get rid of squeal
Took my front pads out the other day for a full caliper/pad clean. Been having lots of squeaking coming from front brakes, both sides.
Properly cleaned the caliper and pads using brake cleaner, wiping everything down both the calipers, pads, and discs. Old copper grease covered in brake dust replaced with new ceramic grease. I noticed on one of the pads, the pistons had eaten through the back of the pad. But the squeal happens on both still, the other pad had also been eaten into but very slightly.
I'm still getting squealing though, I need advice on what to try next.
Getting the car washed, jet washing the discs and pads, does stop the squeal for a bit but always comes back. Also sometimes, the squealing happens along with rotation of the wheel, like you are braking from speed and the squeal comes intermittently, with rotation of the wheel. Pulses slow down with speed, etc. Squealing only ever happens with brakes applied at moderate pressure.
I did notice there is a bit of a lip at the edge of the discs, but it's quite small. Dave at Intaservices suggested to change discs and pads but I'm not giving up that easily, I want to know what is causing this squeal. The discs are probably about 15% worn looking at the lip, years of life left still. The front pads are very new, were replaced about 2 months ago so I'm not changing them again so soon.
Anything else to try experts?
Last edited by B_Tank88; 08-07-15 at 09:45.