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Old 04-17-2004, 03:59 PM   #11
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the driver'* side seems to be much worse than the passenger side. I might just take it to my mechanic (who charges extremely resonable) and have him just look at it. that is, if I can find the time. this is going to be a busy week. :(
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Maybe metal between the rotar/pad (It has to be somthing to 'that' effect.. because on hard breaking it just locks up so there wouldnt be anymetal grinding on metal..)

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Did you put enough goop between the piston of the caliper and the back of the pad?
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Did you put enough goop between the piston of the caliper and the back of the pad?
uh... goop? I didn't know anything about that. I just took the old pads off, slapped the new ones on and was done with it.
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First Rule: Always eliminate the obvious.
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Did you put enough goop between the piston of the caliper and the back of the pad?
uh... goop? I didn't know anything about that. I just took the old pads off, slapped the new ones on and was done with it.
Yeah between the pads and calipers you would usually put some "goop" as Will calls it, lol, and it helps to eliminate brake squeal. Not sure of the real term for it , but goop works for me.

Just don't try and go to the parts store and ask for goop to go between your pads and calipers, then again they may know what you are talking about.

I would try that first, it is quick cheap and simple to try.
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Did you put enough goop between the piston of the caliper and the back of the pad?
uh... goop? I didn't know anything about that. I just took the old pads off, slapped the new ones on and was done with it.
Yeah between the pads and calipers you would usually put some "goop" as Will calls it, lol, and it helps to eliminate brake squeal. Not sure of the real term for it , but goop works for me.

Just don't try and go to the parts store and ask for goop to go between your pads and calipers, then again they may know what you are talking about.

I would try that first, it is quick cheap and simple to try.
The guy at Pep Boys call it "Brake Snot". Costs about 2 bucks a bottle, and it is stored wioth all the other chenicals. Bad part is, I can't remember what the real name is. Next trip to the garage, I can let ya know. Still got a bottle from ehrn I had to shut the wifes van up
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Here'* the thread you want, dude...

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ighlight=brake
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Did you put enough goop between the piston of the caliper and the back of the pad?
uh... goop? I didn't know anything about that. I just took the old pads off, slapped the new ones on and was done with it.
I think I found your problem
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looks like I"ll be taking my car in to get the brakes done for now on instead of doing my own brake "job." Didn't know there was that much involved in changing the pads. My question is, my pads are only a few months old, so what should I do exactly? Can I still use them? Will just using that brake "goop" stop the squeal? The rotors are fine, so do I need to just sand them down or something? When I changed the pads that'* all I did was change them and was done with it. Didn't turn rotors or anything like that..
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