MY FRON T BRAKES KEEP SEAKING WHEN I APPLY THE BRAKES

  • Tiny
  • dtdodd
  • 2008 Nissan Sentra
  • 38,000 miles

I have a 2008 Nissan Sentra. The brakes began sqeaking when I apply the brakes. I have checked the pads and they are still over about half unused. I have used disc brake quiet on the back of the pads and shims. I have tried the pin lube on the back of the pads and shims. Each time I do this they stop sqeaking for about a week then start again. Anyone have a clue why this is happening? Do I need to just replace brake pads and shims with new pads that come with the rubber shims?

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Sunday, October 14th, 2012 AT 6:41 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Quality of pads affects the noise level. Rotors that have lines due to pad wear would result in squeaking noise as well.

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Sunday, October 14th, 2012 AT 6:44 PM
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Pads are the OEM pads and rotors have not been turned but are smooth. Any other thoughts?
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Sunday, October 14th, 2012 AT 8:39 PM
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Check for accumulation of brake pad dust. Try sanding the pad contact surface a little to see if it helps.

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Sunday, October 14th, 2012 AT 9:59 PM

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