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Old 07-21-2008, 04:49 PM   #1
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So, i have hawk HP+ pads and they have been great until recently. Starting yesterday, i have been having very loud brake squeal coming from what sounds like my right front wheel. It is sometimes a pulsing sound and sometimes almost like a lound ringing. This is at all speeds, accel, decel, braking. Basically, everything but sitting still. It comes and goes, it may happen for 5 minutes straight then fade out and come back later. It may happen and then stop when i turn, or be silent and then come back when i turn. I am a bit perplexed. I have had these pads for about 2 months and they have always been noisy while braking but never while driving. The pedal does not pulsate while braking, so i dont think its a warped rotor.

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uhoh....did somebody not use the "search" function?
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Oh, i did, and i found people having problems with noise while braking. This i can deal with. It's the squealing while driving that drives me bat **** crazy. I dont think that this is supposed to happen, i would rather fix the problem of why the pad is contacting the rotor instead of masking it by getting rid of the noise with anti-squeal.
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does oyu have the springs installed? is the dust shield rubbing? are they frozen?
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If you've never replaced the little springs that spread the pads off the rotor - nows the time along with thorough cleaning of the calipers where the pads touch (think brass toothbrush). Should get rid of the squeaking while driving at least - worked for me.
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