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Old 07-04-2011, 01:38 PM
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Did you bed the pads in? Make sure everything is torqued properly.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:27 PM
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What type of material did you have installed? And +1 on proper bedding.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:50 PM
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Make sure you have lube on all contact points and slides. Also what exactly did you do? Did you just pop pads on, did you resurface or replace rotors, didyou buy good stuff or cheap stuff?
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:35 PM
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My Hawk pads squeak a lot, which is really starting to drive me nuts (pads &rotors are almost a year old). I'm gonna relube them and if that doesn't help they're getting replaced
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:41 PM
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Hawks pads will squeal if they arent bedded in properly.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by X07TorchStangX View Post
Hi guys, so oddly enough I noticed recently that my brakes tend to squeak when I stop or press on to them hard now again. The brakes are fairly new and I'm not that much of an aggressive driver, so I wouldn't imagine them being worn out so soon. I was thinking that it could be lube thats needed. I doubt it would be a break flush and have to bleed them. The sound sort of sounds like almost the body or frame is bending when pressing hard on the brakes. Thanks for any help everyone. Happy 4th of July
You don't have to be a particularly aggressive driver to wear or glaze your brakes if a lot of your driving is of the "stop and go" variety and/or you have a tendency to rest your left foot on the brake pedal.

FWIW, automatic transmission cars are slightly harder on brakes than manual tranny cars.

It seems that Hawk pads can squeak a little even if you do bed them in according to Hawk's recommendation. From the passenger seat, my wife can hear a little noise from the Hawk HPSs in two of our cars. I don't hear a thing, but my right ear doesn't hear the high frequencies much any more.

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