My rear brakes won't stop squeeling!!!

Djdawson2 at Djdawson2 at
Thu May 2 13:21:50 EDT 2002

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I agree with all the e brake checks... but if that doesn't help with the
dragging, you will have to check the caliper travel to insure that they move
freely.  When I lived in the midwest it was common to find frozen or tight
caliper pistons.  If the caliper has trouble returning, there are only a few
possibilities... caliper guides are tight/shot (like Phil indicated),
piston(s) are seized or tight, or there is a hydraulic restriction (pinched
brake line).
Finally... squeaky brakes can result from a particular driving style.  Brake
pads can become "glazed" from either extremely light use, or very hard use.
Both result in squealing.  Easiest solution... replace the pads.

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