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Noisey Brakes

Hi all,
New Bendix brakes fitted start of year, rotors machined. Small squeak ever since, got worse last 6 weeks. Took it back, they skimmed pads, still a problem. Took to my most recent mechanic, he bevilled leading and rear edges, still no result. Most noticeable when pulling up to stationary.
Apparently the pads are some of the older batch, not the Stealth.
Anyone have any tips?
What do you reckon chances are of Bendix replacing pads?
Thanks in advance.

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You won't know until you change the pads (at the mechanic who did the work to start with) whether they are the culprit or not. Your mechanic would have purchased them off Repco or Bursons or one of those mobs and they would honour any small claim like this. Problem is that you got them done at the beginning of the year. Nine months ago. You would have to have a very understanding mechanic and retailer they came from to get replacements. So the question is, if you were the retailer or mechanic and someone you really didn't know came in after 9 months, would you exchange and do the work for free? You said the squeak was there from the start, why didn't you do something them?

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Keith

Over the years I have seen some of the most unusual things cause squealing brakes. You must remember firstly, it is harmonic resonance that is the squeak. What can exasperate the noise is rust dust or generally unclean assembly surfaces. You may need to take the callipers off, clean and lubricate the slide pins or surfaces, under the mounting bolt loops and clean the piston surface where it contacts the pad, looking for a nice even contact mark too. Some might suggest placing thin gasket paper or using silicon as a viabration damper as well. There are also products available for this too. The best thing to do for the calliper mount bolts and slide pin bolts is to lube them with a THIN SMEAR (you are not lubing the prop shaft of the QE II) of extremely high temp/copper grease. Sometimes new rubbers throughout the callipers can fix squeals too, as they do go hard with years of heat and service. After all that, I have seen rotors that are still within serviceable thickness but tending to worn out resonate, so you may need to consider replacements there too. Sounds expensive? The squeak won't cause a drop in brake performance unless you're racing, so turn up the radio for now, leave your most recent mechanic alone and start saving your pennies for a more concise brake over haul in the future. I might also suggest using bendix "4WD" spec pads if you can get them. remember, it is and old car (HZ, isn't it?) and these things do present themselves often as they age.

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Should hz have ANTI RATTLE CLIPS on the pads are they there or been lost I reckon you have no hope of getting the pads replaced and the only way to stop it is to machine the disks and a new set of pads I'm thinking the anti rattle plates have been lost cant remember if hz should have them or not sorry.

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