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  • Squeaking Rear Brake

    Hey All I need some advice on how to get reid of a squeaking rwar brake. I had my reap pads changed at my last service and now they are squeaking. Any suggestions on how I can stop the noise.

  • #2
    Take the pads out, lightly buff the faces and leading edges, then reinstall them with a very thin coat of copper grease on the piston side only.
    DO NOT get any on the friction side or the brake rotor.
    Kthxbai.

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    • #3
      RTV gasket maker works well on the back of the pads too if you've got any of that handy.

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      • #4
        um, no.
        That'll dry solid, you want a bit of movement between the pistons and pads.

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        • #5
          From experience, the Red RTV sealant has always remained flexible, atleast over a period of 6-12 months.
          It's basically rubber with a bit of acetic acid added to make it viscose instead of solid.

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          • #6
            Yeah, but it's wrong.

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            • #7
              It works.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Desmogod View Post
                Take the pads out, lightly buff the faces and leading edges, then reinstall them with a very thin coat of copper grease on the piston side only.
                DO NOT get any on the friction side or the brake rotor.
                Kthxbai.
                ^^^ Correct practice

                Originally posted by Jonchilds View Post
                RTV gasket maker works well on the back of the pads too if you've got any of that handy.
                ^^^ Incorrect practice.

                Meh, I'm not gonna argue.

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                • #9
                  This is one of those rare occasions where I agree completely with Desmo. Onya Jim.
                  Adventure before Dementia

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                  • #10
                    Shmeh.

                    Some of the the stop-squeal pastes you can buy from Auto1 or Repco is basically an RTV product, so I don't see the difference.
                    I've certainly seen mechanics use the high temp RTV on pads for a car before as it stops the pads sticking against the discs when the pistons retract.

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                    • #11
                      Take out the pads and sand them to give a new surface and clear all the dust and crap from the rear caliper, and make sure all bolts are at a suitable torque. If this fails get used to it or use the from brakes more.
                      I'm Living the dream. Really I am.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks guys, Just gave desmogods suggestion a go and seems to have fixed it.

                        cheers

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