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Squeaky brakes

mikeyboy Apr 30, 2015

  1. mikeyboy

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    For the last couple of weeks or so I've noticed my brakes have been making a horrible squeaking noise. The noise starts when I lightly use the brakes (eg around town, slowing down for junctions etc) but disappears when I put more pressure on the break pedal. They will squeak all the way around town even once the brakes have warmed up. The only thing that stops it completely is if I hammer on the brakes as if I was doing an emergency stop. But when I jump in the car an hour or two later they start squeaking again. Car is a 58 plate A4 S-line on 30k miles, had it's inspection service in December and the report came back spot on, no work was required apart from an oil & filter change. Anyone on here suffered this problem? Cheers
     
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  3. opelfruit

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    Dead common. New pads needed or some anti-squeal grease or anti-squeal shims.
     
  4. mikeyboy

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    Pads are fine mate, had inspection service done in December and was told there's plenty of life in the pads. Anti squeal grease? I have heard of this. Where about's do you apply the grease?
     
  5. r15wne

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    i normally apply copper grease to the back of the pads where piston makes contact and on the edges where it sits into caliper.to do this you would have to remove the pads..
     
  6. mikeyboy

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    Sounds like too much work for me lol. Think I'll just book it in with my local vag specialist. I don't trust myself when it comes to brakes. Sounds like a routine job so I doubt it would take a mechanic long. Half an hour or so?
     
  7. opelfruit

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    The pads may be fine in terms of wear but they may be moving around in the callipers, which is why they don't squeak when you slam on as they are being held in place by lots of friction. Light pressure would cause them to move?

    From what I understand it's not a big fix.
     
  8. mikeyboy

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    But after slamming on the brakes the squeaking stops completely, they won't squeak at all whether it be light braking or heavy braking. But leave the car parked up for an hour or so and then the squeaking returns????????


    Would moving pads not make a clonking noise instead of a squeaking noise?
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2015
  9. T0m

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    No under pressure its a squeak, mines got one on the front passenger side, if your interested in starting out to do odd jobs yourself its not as hard as you think get yourself onto youtube and watch a video easiest way to learn!

    Or if you was close to me fella Id offer to do it for you and teach you at the same time!
     
  10. mikeyboy

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    Na I'm no interested in doing DIY jobs myself, I've not long mastered tying my shoe laces so playing about with brakes is a big no no lol. Your about 500 miles away from me but feel free to pop up and help me out lol. I'll supply ya with tea and biscuits :)
     
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