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Old 03-11-2008   #1
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Squealing Brakes

Here we go again, as the car gets to a stop the brakes squeal like hell. I had the same prob on the Panda, and finished up having to put a chamfet on the leading edge. Now if I can do it why cant Fiat design a brake pad that wont squeal.
Apart from that the wee car runs like a dream, and is so much quieter inside after the Panda Sporting M/jet.

The only other prob was the PAINTWORK. (keeping it clean) my wife chose the yellow, and the birds in the area seem to use it for target practice..lol

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Re: Squealing Brakes

I don't have a problem with sqealing brakes, and I've done nearly 11000 miles.

Why is it a design or manufacturing problem and not cockpit trouble.

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Re: Squealing Brakes

Mine did this for a while, but it stopped after that... now with 3200 miles its silent again.
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Re: Squealing Brakes

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Mine did this for a while, but it stopped after that... now with 3200 miles its silent again.

Mine did do it, but has not done it for quite a while now. 10k and counting.
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Re: Squealing Brakes

Have you tried coppaslip or similar on the back and edges of pads? Can happen after washing wheels on car especially if power washer or hose used.
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Re: Squealing Brakes

please be careful using copper slip on the pads... maybe best to use a dedicated brake cleaner?
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Re: Squealing Brakes

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please be careful using copper slip on the pads... maybe best to use a dedicated brake cleaner?
Coppaslip is used to dampen the vibrations that occur in the braking components, it is these vibrations that manifest themselved as the squeal. Most newer cars have adhesive pads on the back of the brake pads and/or springs to help dampen these vibrations.

Cleaning the brakes will not necessarily help the situation and could in some cases make the problem worse. However, as a cautionary note I agree that you need to be careful that the copper grease or equivalent should be used sparingly and care taken to ensure that it does not get onto to any of the friction surfaces.
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Re: Squealing Brakes

I didnt know most of that I just know that its best not to use copper slip on the friction surfaces! Cheers.
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copperslip is a abrasive, white grease is better but more expensive.
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