Originally Posted by havasu
Could be a few things. First, if it was just done, the squeaking could just be the pad seating to the rotor. Second, when installing the pads, did you make sure the warning sensor spring metal (to warn of worn out brakes) was adjusted correctly? Third, you may have opted for a long mileage pad. These pads are notorious for squeaking because of their hardness. I would run it fast in reverse and apply the brakes very hard, just short of skidding. This will seat the pads faster.
havasu thanks for your info.
1. yes they were done 2 weeks ago.
2. The warning sensors had plenty room and aren't the squeal.
3. The pads are the standard OEM and not ceramic.
The vehicle is a 1993 Intrepid with 69,000 Kilometers.
I had the same problem with my last vehicle, a 1990 Jeep YJ. This is where I bought the anti-squeal compound and applied it to the pads and also used a file to remove the edge on the pads. Tricks I learned in time.
BTW I am 49 and have a mechanics diploma since 1979. But have made a living as a truck driver.
But since they no longer make asbestos pads, I have noticed this problem more and more in the years leading up to today.
This one has me stumped. I thought I'd ask here and see what other tricks can come to light.
I know the pad material has a lot to do with it and it's all about high frequency vibrations, hell... I even have the same problem with new pads on my Harley. But there's gotta be a foolproof way?!
The squeal just drives me nuts knowing the labor and attention to details like the torque of every bolt including the lug nuts I wasted time with.... only to start all over again