2004 Isuzu Rodeo Question

Tiny
JESS TORRES
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  • 2004 ISUZU RODEO
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 51,000 MILES
Why are front breaks sqweaking. New rotos and pads installed
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 1:34 PM

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Tiny
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Brakes build up a glaze on the rotors and the pads. That can cause them to make noise. You can have the rotors cut (just cleaned up) and then take a course emery cloth to the pads to remove the glaze on them. Also, they make a product that is placed on the back of the pads to absorb vibration. That is another option.

Let me know if you have other questions.

Joe
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Thursday, March 26th, 2009 AT 6:30 PM
Tiny
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I have done that, sand paper pads and rotors, and applied anti noise on backs of pads. Using ceramic pads with new rotors.
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Saturday, March 28th, 2009 AT 10:50 PM
Tiny
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If you had new rotors and pads, used the anti squeal, the hardware is good. I don't know what else there is. Did you have the same problems with regular pads rather than cermaic?
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Monday, March 30th, 2009 AT 2:18 PM
Tiny
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Didn't have problem with semi metalic pads, I thought ceramic pads are better?
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Monday, March 30th, 2009 AT 5:49 PM
Tiny
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They will last longer, more resistant to heat, and overall a better design. One problem, as a result of how hard they are, they tear up rotors and can make noise. That may be the entire problem.

When I get brakes, I get the cheapest ones I can that come with a life time warranty. Normally, I get about 17K out of them which isn't great, but the new ones are free and it takes 20 minutes to replace them, and I don't have to replace rotors all of the time. Thats on a Dakota (not one of the best designs in the world). As far as your problem, if you need the ceramic, you may contact the manufacturer for their opinion. You have done everything anyone would do to solve the problem. And based on our conversations, you seem to know what you are talking about, so they can't argue the point.

My opinion, ceramic is great for high speeds, heavy towing. But tough on the average person's pocket.

If you find a solution, let me know. I'm sure many that read our postings would like to know too.

Joe
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Monday, March 30th, 2009 AT 8:16 PM

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