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My brakes are squeaking; what is it?

There is a squeaking noise every time I apply the brakes. The pads don't need to be replaced; what could be causing this noise?

Filed under brakes - Asked by Liam Carey (Dublin) - Mon, 09 Aug 2010 13:02


Shane O' Donoghue Answered by: Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Adviser - @Shane_O_D

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Hi Liam,

There are a number of potential causes. The discs themselves may be worn or have a groove in them. The dust cover may be rubbing, as might a retaining clip. Copper grease applied to the back of the pads can help with this. The safest thing to do is bring it to a mechanic to look at though.

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