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My right rear break squeaks unless I'm on the brakes. It's not a constant squeak its a "squeak squeak squeak squeak" type of squeak. If that makes sense... It speeds up with vehicle speed and slows when I slow down without touching the brakes. I'm going to take the wheel off and look around but before I do that I wanted to get some ideas of what to look for. Also, my ABS light is on (in turn not allowing my trac. control to work...which I would turn off anyways but its kind of annoying). I will be going to my mechanic today to see if he can bull the ABS code for me.
 

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Also, from what I can tell the brakes are fine. Pads look good (without taking the wheels off) and brake fluid isn't low. I've had no problems with stopping.
 

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the pads are probably worn or have a buildup of dust, the ABS light could be a low brake fluid situation or one of the sensors has died...
 

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fluid is level. Going to take it in for a break inspection once I can afford it anyways. Just tired of the squeaking.
 

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I have the same sqeaking problem with my '97 Cobra.
Check the quality of your brake fluid, and possibly it may be that the caliper isn't openning completely. I haven't checked mine yet , still in storage.
 

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RoCobra ya it might be something with the caliper. I smelled burning break scent coming from the wheel the other day. My Wrangler had the same problem except the caliper completely locked up (just the one). I ended up bleeding/flushing the breaks on the Jeep and it fixed the problem. I will be trying this on my Cobra within the next few weeks. I recently got it so I don't know what fluids/parts have been put in it. I'm in the process of putting all Motorcraft brand back in it (aside from the Gates belt that comes with the 3 year warrenty):bigthumbsup
 

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My right rear break squeaks unless I'm on the brakes. It's not a constant squeak its a "squeak squeak squeak squeak" type of squeak. If that makes sense... It speeds up with vehicle speed and slows when I slow down without touching the brakes. I'm going to take the wheel off and look around but before I do that I wanted to get some ideas of what to look for. Also, my ABS light is on (in turn not allowing my trac. control to work...which I would turn off anyways but its kind of annoying). I will be going to my mechanic today to see if he can bull the ABS code for me.
I had this happen to me. My rear caliper froze up. Ate the pad/rotor etc. I bought the reman-ed units from Latemodel. But if the pads/rotors are fine, I would start by simply bleeding the brake fluids and seeing if that helps.
 

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TwoStangTony thanks for the advice. Its not my DD so I haven't really spent much time on it. I will be getting my brakes inspected and cleaned and will probably have them flushed at the same time with Motorcraft fluid so I know it's the proper fluid.
 

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RoCobra I'll give that a try. Usually I don't like resting the car on the transmission but I'll just pay closer attention to parking on flat areas for a week or so and see if it does anything. If it goes away I know its my E brake mechanism. I don't know why I didn't think about trying that haha
 

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so the hand break thing didn't do anything. also when i'm rolling and i pull the ebrake the squeaking persists. so the only time it goes away is when i apply the breaks. now when i rest my foot on the pedal it just gets quieter but is still there. i actually have push on the pedal like i'm stopping to get it to stop.
 
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