View Full Version : annoying squeeky brakes!

July 4th, 2006, 10:12
just purchased a 97 xj 4.0L.

seller had recently put new brakes on and said they were squeeky.

it is way too annoying! would a better quality rotor and/or pad help out?
i've had noisy brakes before on my yj but never as noisy as these.
they squeek under light braking if i press harder and faster i dont get the noise.

Midnight Krawler
July 4th, 2006, 11:28
The guy that did the brakes is probably a moron. Take off the front pads and see if there is any anti-squeal compound and anti-rattle clips. If not, just replace the pads with good quality parts.

July 4th, 2006, 12:52
Sounds like the brake hardware ("anti-rattle clips") are either missing or shot. You can buy those clips without buying new pads.

Also, make sure the rotor isn't very shiny and mirror-like. If he just put pads on without replacing or resurfacing the rotor, that can cause noise as well. If the rotor is pretty smooth and shiny, get them resurfaced or get new ones.

July 4th, 2006, 20:07
If you bought the premium (metallic) pads they by nature can be noisey.

July 4th, 2006, 20:21
i've never used that anti squeel compound or the anti rattle clips and i've never had noisy brakes. every once in a while i'll get mud in my drum brakes and you'll hear it, but that's about it.

July 5th, 2006, 19:34
x2 on all of the above, if all of the clips are present and new, and anti squeal doesnt help, you can use a file and bevel the edges of the pad just a little bit this sometimes helps. but it just might come down to the nature of the pad.

July 5th, 2006, 19:47
Whenever we sold the cheapo pads at work I would bevel the edges before installing them..