I bought some new Hawk HP+ pads for my front brakes. replacing the old ones I had. didnt change or resurface the rotors, just cleaned them and checked for deep cuts. everything looks smooth. i keep getting a screeching sound and overheating from only the driver side brakes. passenger side everything is perfect.
I noticed once i took off the brakes to add that grease it comes with the outside pad a small chip not to deep on the surface. (my fault) the rotor is still very clean with no cuts. i figured it would keep making the noise untill its leveled out. but not sure on whats causing the over heating. light smoke.
I believe the inner pads come with this hook like thing. So when the pads get low they make noise. I'll double check if they bring it but pads should be on right. Not having any issues with my passenger side
Yes they are... In addition to preventing squeal when properly greased, they also help distribute the force of the piston evenly across the back of the pad so they have a better chance to wear evenly. The good news is that a lot of today's brake pads come integrally shimmed from the manufacturer.
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thanks everyone for the responds.. finally fixed it. good thing it wasn't the piston not releasing , it was the two side bolts on the caliper that were stuck, set some fire, pulled it out, added a lot of grease and good to go. just need to do that to the rest to prevent future problems... And with the whole piston flying out if stuck, i tried to check that, just put a piece of wood in the center so it doesn't go any where and pressed the brakes... Every good...
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