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348 Brake Squeal/Squeak

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Ksullender, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. Ksullender

    Ksullender Formula Junior

    Sep 3, 2003
    886
    USA
    The brakes on my 348 have been replaced. However, as I come to a stop they squeal. That is the only time they do, as the car is at slow/slowing speeds while breaking. If I go into reverse and hit the brakes they will squeak. With the pads being replaced, what else should I look for?
     
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  3. GOB

    GOB Karting

    Dec 22, 2003
    63
    Panama
    Full Name:
    Gus
    Make sure whomever did your brake job used liberal amounts of anti brake squeal "goop" on your pads before placing them on the calipers. Also, if you changed your pads to more aggressive compound, say metallic, not much you can do there.
     
  4. FL 355

    FL 355 Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2002
    1,665
    Ft Laud
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    Frank Lipinski
    355's are the worst... the only remedy I have found is switching to Porterfield Pads. About $125 for a complete set.
     
  5. rudy

    rudy Formula Junior

    Jan 13, 2004
    360
    Los Angeles California
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    Rudy Hassen
    My 550 squeeks way more than my 355 did. If you heat the pads up a bit, the 550 is quiet.
     
  6. ShanB

    ShanB Formula Junior

    Jul 9, 2003
    547
    Tejas/Europe/Desert
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    shanb
    You may want to try a set of shims and/or some anti-squeal paste on the backs of the pads.
     
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  8. Ksullender

    Ksullender Formula Junior

    Sep 3, 2003
    886
    USA
    Thanks, I'll try the anti squeal lube and see if that helps. It only happens the last 20 or so feet of the stop. Slow speeds.
     
  9. NC348

    NC348 Karting

    Feb 18, 2003
    154
    Houston, TX
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    James I. Movich
    at the risk of asking what may be a"self evident" or stupid question.... the term 'back s of the pads', refers to the matel plate side? how much?
     
  10. Dino

    Dino Karting

    Nov 3, 2003
    116
    San Diego
    The anti-squeal goop did not work on my car. Switching to the Porterfiled pads solved the problem completely! The dealer won't do it... so find an independant.

    Dino.
     

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