2006 Range Rover Sqealing Brakes

Tiny
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  • 2006 ROVER RANGE ROVER
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 67,000 MILES
I bought this vehicle a couple of months ago. In this last month the brakes have started to squeal and extremely loud. My first thought was it was a brake wear bar and I called the local dealer and was told this model doesn't have a wear squeal bar, but I should bring it in so they can take a look. So I went to the dealer, and a tech took it for a drive, and did a short visual all in my presense and said the brakes are in great shape but my rotors needed to be turned, and quoted me $400 for the job. I wanted a second opinion so I took it to a local brake shop(Midas) and they did a complete brake inspection, they told me the same thing that my brakes were in great condition but my rotors needed to be turned. And at a cost of $400 also. I took my car to a local garage(kind of like a car cub) and rented a bay and I removed the rotors myself and took them in to get turned.(Through my job we have access to repair equipment at a fraction and at times no cost) it is excellent equipment And thinking I was cutting cost that way, but within a day the loud squealing came right back. While I had the rotors off, I did rough up the pads with a little sand paper, I didn't spend to much time on this since I didn't want to go overboard. The pads have a lot of life left in them, what else could be causing this squeal?
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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 7:04 AM

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Tiny
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Hello .. thanks for the donation .. much appreciated

I would replace the pads with new of a better quality .. they may have been replaced with inferior quality or defective pads the last time ..

Hope this helps
HAPPY NEW YEAR


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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 7:21 AM
Tiny
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How do I know if I am getting quality brakes or just ripped off?
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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 7:28 AM
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DAVE H
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I would tend to opt for OEM (dealer supplied) parts ..If you go to an everyday parts store (autozone etc.) they generally give you 2/3 options and price ranges ..opt for one of the higher priced options as these tend to be the better quality pads ..

Hope this helps


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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 7:40 AM
Tiny
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Is there any reason they would just start squealing out of the blue? Like I said for the first two months I didn't hear a thing.
I really hoping my next option wouldn't be to replace the pads. It has come across my mind. It's equipped w/ Brembo And I know they are going to be expensive.
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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 7:51 AM
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DAVE H
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Low quality pads wear down to smooth surfaces over time ...

You could try removing the pads, sand them down again .. also chamfer the leading and trailing edges of the pad to a 45 degree angle and use an anti squeal spray on rear of pad before replacing !!

hope this helps


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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 8:13 AM

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