just changed the front breaks on 2002 camry. now its making super load sqealing noise like chalk on a chalk board. any ideas


Asked by Aug 15, 2015 at 08:36 AM about the Toyota Camry

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers


What kind of pads did you use? Sometimes if the pads are too hard they will squeal like crazy and nothing you do will silence them, check the anti squeal shims, make sure they are on correctly, if that is good then try some CRC anti squeal, and let it set up before driving it, I have had good results with this stuff but it can get a bit messy if your not careful, but even sometimes even that stuff won't do it, then you have to decide if you want to just live with the squeal or replace them with a softer set. There are plenty of choices out there from the cheaper and quietest organic pads that have a very short life span to the super hard and sometimes the hardest to keep quiet ceramics. I personally use the semi metallics, they have good life and after a short break in they are reasonably quiet.


Also check to make sure that you did not mistakenly bend the backing plate and now the rotor is rubbing against it. To check look behind the rotor between the rotor and backing plate.


Thanks. Not knowing what and where at least I know what to ask about.

Does this noise occur with you foot ON....or OFF the brakes?

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