Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, 95 Eldorado front end squeal in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; My 1995 Eldorado started a minor squealing noise about a week ago and it's gotten a lot worse in the ...
My 1995 Eldorado started a minor squealing noise about a week ago and it's gotten a lot worse in the last couple days. It sounds like I need new brake pads although I replaced them a couple years ago; I bought new pads today and when I popped the wheel off the pads that are on the car didn't look that bad but I'm working 600 miles from home at the moment and didn't have the hex-head I need to take the calipers off so the job will need to wait. Anyway, I'm wondering if it's another issue besides the brakes, the noise seems to be the worst when I'm accelerating (especially taking off from Park) or turning and braking doesn't seem to affect the noise. Anyone have any ideas?
Belt and tensioner were replaced within the last two years and the noise has nothing to do with engine speed, it only comes with wheel movement. Upon further investigation the driver's side pads are fine but the passenger side pads are completely shot (I was lazy last night and only checked one side). I think it might be time for a new caliper.
Automobile(s): 1988 Allante' (sold), 1984 Eldorado, 84 Sedan DeVille
Re: 95 Eldorado front end squeal
No I think its time to make sure the guide pins are lubed prior to reassembly. The caliper slides in/out on those retainer (guide) pins. If not lubed, then the caliper will not retract once released. Get a hardware kit as well as pads. The kit will have the O rings that go in the caliper guide pin holes.