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Old 11-12-2004, 10:01 PM   #1
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I've searched, but came up with nothing. Sorry if this has been asked before.
My brakes used to sqeek at low speeds (less than 10 mph) when the brakes were being used to stop the car. The sqeek went away for about a week. Now the brakes sqeek at low speeds when speeding up (The sqeek gets faster and faster until it stops, and they also sqeek when turning. They are totally silent in a straight line and while braking. I had the brakes checked out for the original problem and they told me they were fine, had the car at Subaru for the 22K mile service and they said the brakes were still fine. Could this be a wheel bearing? If so, wouldn't it sqeek all the time not just on turns. Plus, when it sqeeks while picking up speed, if I apply the brake the sqeek stops.

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Old 11-12-2004, 10:12 PM   #2
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Are you running aftermarket pads? If so, you may want to check this thread as it may give you some ideas:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=461350
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Old 11-12-2004, 10:55 PM   #3
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Man, I can't help you, but i had the same experience.. Took the car to the dealer 3 times...repeat 3 times!!! They couldn't get rid of it, but told me everything was safe... and sorry tough luck.

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Old 11-12-2004, 11:10 PM   #4
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Lets think about what you just did. The old pads were worn and the pistons were sitting toward the outer edge of the cylinder (in the caliper). When you put new pads in, you had to push the pistons way back into a part of the cylinder where they haven't been in awhile. If you haven't been religious about brake fluid changes every two years or so, chances are there is some corrosion in that part of the cylinder and the pistons are getting hung up. When the pistons don't retract properly, the pads still contact the rotor and you get a squeak.

Sometimes people have some success moving the pads from side-to-side on the car. What they've done is moved the pistons in and out in the cylinder (to get the pads out of the caliper) and the action has abraided off some of the corrosion. In reality, they could've left the pads where they were and just pushed the pistons back with the same results.

No amount of spray goop or lube on the caliper will help this problem.
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Old 11-13-2004, 12:12 AM   #5
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Are you running aftermarket pads? If so, you may want to check this thread as it may give you some ideas:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=461350
I don't think I am, I bought the car less than a year ago with 18,000 miles on it. The service records do not indicate any brake work.

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Could be you may need your rotors cut.
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