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Front brakes squeal like a mo-fo after replacement..


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Okay, I just replaced my front brake pads and rotors on my 525it and they squeal like a bitch. I used Jurid pads and Balo rotors, both are said to be OE. I put Wurth anti brake squeal paste on the pads. Go out for a test drive to break them in and after about 6 miles they start to squeal. Bring it back in, pull off the wheels and add a bit more paste. Back out for a ride and right away they start to squeal and the brake lining light came on.

I know it's not about my 2002 but there are some good minds here, so I thought I'd ask.

Thanks for your help!

Eric S.

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The pads sit in little "shoes" in the caliper, the manual says to replace them but the new brake pads don't come with replacements. I didn't replace mine and I think that was my problem. Did you replace yours?

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their attendent squealing problems)

1. take a thin piece of scrap aluminum (an old piece of aluminum siding is ideal) and cut to match back of pad; insert between pad and piston.

2. chamfer (bevel) edges of pad to a depth of 3-4 mm

3. (I swear this is in an old Renault tech bulletin from about 1965). Drill a couple of small holes in the pad face, insert a piece of pencil lead (from a wooden pencil) and break off flush.

Have experience with the first two, and they do seem to cure at least some squealing. Don't know about the pencil lead trick; never got that far on the list.

Good luck

Mike

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I always use the disc brake anti squeal goop on the back of the pads. You may also want to scrub the new rotor surface with a scotchbrite pad and some brake cleaner. I have even gone as far as getting brand new rotors turned so I was absolutely sure they were straight. (on the M3, when warped rotors were the norm)

I had REALLY squealling pads this weekend. Of course, it was on the tandem, and I had just installed new calipers...

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