2001 Dodge Neon Repair Question
2001 Dodge Neon SE Squealing noise
also if you need a picture of the pads, i can take one and post it. See if you think they're too far worn.
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A lot depends on you choise of brake pads..I use the ceramic pads because all you need is a little silicon grease on the backing plate and they run quite as hell...Semi-metalics are the hardest to quite down.
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so you're saying I should have them replaced? I wanted ceramic pads last time, but meh i settled for the ones they had at tirerack.com. Even still, they don't exactly squeal when breaking. Its more so when the tire(s) is in motion. Hence my dilemma. I'm thinking of having it checked out tomorrow by a mechanic but I want to go in there knowing why it is doing that, just to save him some diagnostic time, and me a day without my car.
so after research I'm thinking it may be a bearing problem on both side of the front end. I'm hoping not, but it would seem to fit the symptoms what with the sloppy steering and the noise now kicking in.
the noise, is it variable with how fast your going, or is it the same no matter what, it sounds like a hub bearing to me, i had the same problem once on my neon.
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the noise, is it variable with how fast your going, or is it the same no matter what, it sounds like a hub bearing to me, i had the same problem once on my neon.[/quote:7d2f8595d0]
Had my mechanic look at it, he told me my brakepads and rotors were shot, and that the shoes for the drum brakes in the back needed cleaning and readjustment. It pretty much cost me $441.
Is this a fair price?
when your mechanic gave you the price was that for replacement of the rotors or to just have them "turned"?
if it was for complete new hardware (rotors,bearing,seals,labor)etc then it doesnt seem to be to bad a price.
one thing to check before having the rotors replaced is if the rotors are not "cut,grooved" beyond specification. if they can be milled to a smooth surface and still meet spec. then you can save a little bit.
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