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Old 05-13-2011, 07:18 AM
dixie_boysles dixie_boysles is offline
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Default Squealing back brakes.....cannot stand it anymore

A few months back, I bought Wagner Thermoquiet Brake pads (ceramic) and Shoes. I am EXTREMELY happy with the Ceramic front brakes, BUT the back brakes are pissing me off. At first they too were awesome, now they are squealing like nobody's business! Only when light pressure is applied though (like when coasting to a stop).

I absolutely cannot stand anything ticking, squealing, squeaking, etc... When i hear someone's vehicle with squeals or ticks, I think "DA dont take care of his shit". Well thats the way I feel about my truck. New brakes should not do that crap and especially as much as I paid for them (like $40).

I dont understand it, i cleaned everything extremely well with brake cleaner and all. and it didn't squeal at first, just started a few weeks ago. any suggestions?

PS, i have emailed Wagner regarding the problem and told them I was very dissatisfied
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:54 PM
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Default Re: Squealing back brakes.....cannot stand it anymore

try some of that stuff thats supposed to quiet them down...did you turn you drums when you put the new shoes on?
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:18 PM
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Default Re: Squealing back brakes.....cannot stand it anymore

Try chamfering the leading edge of the break shoe, and heavy grit sandpaper to the drum and shoe. I am assuming you have drum breaks. It works for me 99.9 % of the time.
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:32 PM
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Can you try brake quiet on them Scott?
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:30 PM
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Default Re: Squealing back brakes.....cannot stand it anymore

I think the resurfacing is a good suggestion.

And if you want to explore the Brake quiet application put it on the inside surface of your drums where the lugs go through as well as everywhere else that the actual shoe backing makes any contact.

I'm sure you already know about these kits:

There is also a kit to replace all the self adjustment hardware.
Both both kits covering both sides totals 25 bucks. Drum brakes are jam packed with a lotta little alignment related stuff.

These are just some of the things I'd consider.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:05 PM
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Default Re: Squealing back brakes.....cannot stand it anymore

Dude, Im having the same problem with my dads gfs ranger...Its like it almost wants to lock up at low speeds and makes a horrible squealing noise...its pissing me off
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