2001 GMC Yukon squeaking brakes

Tiny
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  • 2001 GMC YUKON
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
I am becoming a little frustrated with the squeaking in my brakes and I cannot figure what is wrong. Recently, I replaced all four brake pads and rotors in my 2001 Yukon. I purchased the parts at NAPA which I have been told by a repair shop makes the best replacement parts, versus Checker or O'Reilly for example. Anyway, they had four levels to choose from on the brake pads. In the front, I purchased the highest grade they had as it was recommended to me by the salesperson at the store since the majority of the stopping comes from the front. They are doing a good job and I have not heard anything since the repair was completed. The squeeking is coming from the rear. In the rear, I purchased the second from the bottom choice in brake pads. I have put lubricant on the backside of the pads but this has not seemed to fix the situation. I will point out that they squeek is not heard constantly, it is only heard when the brake is engaged about 25%, once the brake is mostly or fully engaged the squeek stops. I am thinking that I need to take back the pads and get a better grade. Couple more items, the pads are ceramic and I have checked the squeek sensor to see if it is bent causing the sqeak.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 AT 4:48 PM

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Tiny
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The brakes you got are good. They shouldn't make any noise. Did you replace the rear rotors too? If not, did you have the rotors resurfaced?
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Monday, October 5th, 2009 AT 11:26 AM
Tiny
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There is 4 brand new rotors on the vehicle.
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Monday, October 5th, 2009 AT 8:48 PM
Tiny
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Ceramic pads do make more noise because of how hard they are, but they shouldn't be that bad. Was the brake hardware good or replaced? ALso, they make a product that you can place on the rear of the pad to quiet them.
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Monday, October 5th, 2009 AT 9:02 PM

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