: Brake squeal but pads are all fine...?

04-09-11, 06:43 PM
What's up with this? My front pads are new Hawks that I installed last summer and the rears are the OEM Brembos which still have LOTS of pad left. Something's squealing on seemingly random brake applications though. It's not just first thing in the morning when the rotors are dirty either. It seems to happen pretty randomly.

04-09-11, 10:03 PM
Its kind of normal to be honest. About the only thing you can do is go to a different pad.

04-09-11, 11:37 PM
Did you use any brake lube on the pads? I typically don't bother, but putting lube between the shims and the pad will often help.

04-10-11, 10:17 AM
I'm not sure if its the humidity or temp range we're in right now Wes but mine were randomly making noise this time last year with the stock pads for the month of april or may. Went away and hasn't returned yet...

04-10-11, 03:45 PM
do you have the shims in?

04-12-11, 12:02 AM
Yah, shims and all that are there. I'm gonna say JustinC's probably right about it having to do with the humidity/temps we're seeing right now. They didn't squeak at all yesterday or today...