2002 Toyota Pickup Squeaky brakes

Tiny
MACKDADDYG
  • MEMBER
  • 2002 TOYOTA PICKUP
Brakes problem
2002 Toyota Pickup Two Wheel Drive Automatic 135000 miles

I have a 2002 Toyota Tacoma truck. Honestly, it's fallen far below par for Toyota. The main problem I have had is the brakes squeaking. It's never consistent, but it happens constantly. I've taken it to a competant mechanic, and he says that some vehicles just do that without any rhyme or reason. Everything looks fine otherwise.

Is he correct about this, or is there something else that can be done? It happens mainly in parking lots and coming to slow stops, which makes for some unpleasant attention.

Thank you.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Saturday, June 7th, 2008 AT 5:09 PM

3 Replies

Tiny
SERVICE WRITER
  • EXPERT
Certainly some vehicles are like that as your Shop says, I don't know that yours one of them.

I have found that the typical causes of brake noises are from lack of proper cleaning and lubrication of braking components and use of inferior quality parts or not properly addressing the rotors. Pads can wear into the rotors and create a lip that may cause this.

The starting point is to determine which wheels are the offenders. Have someone listen outside the truck as you pass them and brake, to find which wheels are the source.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, June 7th, 2008 AT 5:27 PM
Tiny
SVEN0121
  • MEMBER
To be honest with you, the squeaky brakes might not have anything to do with the toyota. I work for goodyear and alot of the time that people come in with complaints of that, its mostly just crappy/cheep pads. Get what you pay for most the time.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 AT 8:23 AM
Tiny
SERVICE WRITER
  • EXPERT
I agree about the quality. We just switched because of the poor quality we have been using. They weren't inexpensive though and were a name brand.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 AT 4:51 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides