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my car is squealing when driving after changing the brake pads.


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ediway
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Aug 12, 2011, 1:45 PM

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my car is squealing when driving after changing the brake pads. Sign In

hello,

i never changed my brakes so i checked on youtube and tried to do it myself.

i have a honda crv 2000. i changed my brake pads ( i wanted to change the rotor too, but couldn't take out the screw on the rotor, tried hammering the screws, impact screwdriver just like showed in youtube but the screw started to rip apart, so i stop).

therefore i just change the brake pads. the brake pads hat are facing the inside of the tired were harder to take out and to put it. the thing is i don't know if i put them too close to rotor.

so i put the tired back after finishing, and now when driving, my car is squealing/squeaking (not when i brake but when i drive).

what is going on. what did i do wrong? do the the brake pads are touching the rotor?


ediway
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Aug 12, 2011, 1:47 PM

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Re: my car is squealing when driving after changing the brake pads. Sign In

i meant the brake pads that are facing the inside of the tire.


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 12, 2011, 2:48 PM

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Re: my car is squealing when driving after changing the brake pads. Sign In

Disc brakes self adjust. Not to hurt your feelings but forget YouTube especially for brake repair which you know you screwed up and didn't have tools for. Everyone wants to save a buck and this is the wrong area of car service to mess up.

You can do anything but being shown how by a real tech at least once is worth millions in NOT making mistakes and brakes about take the cake,

T



ediway
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Aug 12, 2011, 5:58 PM

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Re: my car is squealing when driving after changing the brake pads. Sign In

i know, but it's cool now.

i went to one of my friend who own a autoshop and he fixed it. he only charge me 50 $, guess not too bad of the deal. he used a burner to heat the screws of the rotors, and that's how he took them out. also my brake pad were too tight, i was very hard to put them in. he had to sand them a little bit.

now no more noise :)


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 12, 2011, 7:33 PM

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Re: my car is squealing when driving after changing the brake pads. Sign In

Great. Glad to hear you sought out some help.

Some parts and brakes no exception just aren't right when new and need some filing or grinding burrs to fit right or get another set and need to know the difference.

That "heat" was probably oxy/acet torches and you need to know how to use them and most folks don't just have those hanging around along with a host of frequently very expensive tools to get you out of trouble.

Brakes are a tough and dangerous thing to learn the hard way,

Tom







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