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Receive 25% Off Your Online Purchase. Use promotional code MMJ25 at checkout to receive discount. Not valid in combination with any other discounts, promotions or items already on sale. Not valid on gift cards, special orders, installed merchandise, commercial or fleet purchases. Those products that are included will be displayed in product search results and product detail pages. INCLUDES the following categories: Starters, Alternators, Fuel Pumps, Radiators, Shocks & Struts, Chassis, CV Axles, Batteries, Ignition, Window Motors, Wipers, Appearance Chemicals, Car Wash Accessories, Floor Mats, Lift Equipment, Hand Tools, Headlamps and Bulbs, A/C Parts, Belts, Water Pumps, Drums & Rotors, Pads & Shoes, Calipers, Brake Hydraulics. Excludes the following brands: Powerstop, Razor, Traxxas, Superchips, Hypertech, Edge, Bully Dog, Diablo, Edelbrock, Holley, NOS, Proform, Specialty Auto, Autometer, Accel, K&N, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony, Thule, Thule Karrite, JVC, Flowmaster, Hurst, B&M, MSD, Wagner and BBK Performance. Valid online until 2:59 am EST on 4/30/17.

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Haynes Tech Tips - Brake Squeal

 

Brake Squeal

You’ve probably heard this before. You (or the guy next to you) brake to a stop with an annoying high-pitched squeal coming from the front of the car. The cause of this noise can be a few things, but usually it’s because of direct metal-to-metal contact between the brake pad back- ing plates and the caliper frame and/or piston. This results in a high-frequency vibration, which causes the accompanying squealing sound.

The fix is fairly easy and inexpensive, although the brakes will have to be disassembled. A special anti-squeal compound is available at auto parts stores. Apply some of it to the back of each brake pad, allow it to set up for a few minutes and then reassemble the brakes.

Be sure to use this whenever you do a brake job yourself, and talk to your mechanic about it if you are having the work done by a garage.