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I have a strange problem that is getting progressively worse with my 96gt. While braking, though not everytime or with any pattern, I get a strange and loud metallic squeaking sound. It only happens when I'm almost stopped and not under heavy braking. It's not a consistant squeak while holding the brakes either, it sounds like a certain point somewhere while rotating is causing the squeak. When it happens it's like "Squeak, squeak, squeak.." The sound is always the same pitch and same loudness no matter how hard I'm braking..


I checked the pads, and they're all still pretty thick (though unevenly worn on each corner of the car), and my rotors are grooved like hell. I don't even think my rear brakes work very much, but I can't really tell. I pull the ebrake and I can't get them to slow down the car - just feels like a slight drag. But that could be just the ebrake that doesn't want to work correctly. The rear brakes are never as shiny as the fronts but they are always hot, so I don't know..

What could this sound be and how can I fix it.. It's embarassing stopping at lights and I don't want my stopping to stop working..
 

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I have the same problem with my 01 GT vert. Its making a squeeking noise while under normal breaking. Its real annoying. I positive that its not the pegs sticking thru the pads. From what I hear its either break dust or a "vibration" in the pad. Ive been told that it does not affect breaking.

To completely fix the problem you could have your rotors ground and replace the pads. I was wondering if there were any pads made out of material that would not squeek? Because I dont want to pay $500 to grind my rotors.
 

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MAXX RS4 said:
....I checked the pads, and they're all still pretty thick (though unevenly worn on each corner of the car), and my rotors are grooved like hell. ..
Unevenly worn pads & severly grooved rotors......time for an extensive brake job. A minimum of new pads and new rotors. Also, while you're at it, it is prolly well past time to completely flush the brake fluid from the system...replacing with all new fluid.

Don't mess around with this. These are the A#1 most important safety item on your vehicle....even more important than the seat belts. You see, and hear severe wear warning signs. Get off yer butt and get these fixed before you plow into my family....
 
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