Did they replace them under warranty? My situation is EXACTLY the same... 2000 miles only when pulling out after sitting at least a couple hours...IceCreamMan said:My brakes started sqeaking at about 2000 miles , usually when I was backing out of my driveway or after the truck had been parked for a few hours. They didn`t sqeak making normal stops in traffic. The dealer replaced my brake pads last month and everything has been fine so far
Interesting... do you think trying this now would help my squeaky brakes or am I just screwed? I'm at 3000 miles now and it's still squeaking as loud if not louder than at 2000. It's only when braking lightly at slow speeds.TwoBills said:I think the main reason for squeeling brakes is inproper break in. With new pads/fresh rotors you need to run the vehicle up to 50 mph and bring it down to 0, with steady pressure on the brake petal. Do this 5 times, let the brakes cool, and repeat. Then you're good to go.
Oh, yeah, don't ride the brake in traffic. I use the method above for everyday use, just watch your mirror. Gotta keep training the guy behind you.
That's a really silly statement IMHO that's like saying don't use the gas pedal unless you need to get up to 60. Maybe it's not the best thing for the brake pads but you can't ALWAYS be steady on the brakes. It's not fooling around, it's slowing down. Doing what they were meant for. Unless you are just talking about the breakin period... The squeak is a defect if that's the way the brakes react, my Ranger didn't do this. No other vehicle I've drivin does did this. For example I've got a speedbump coming out of my apartment complex and I hear the squeak every time I brake for it. But let me guess your response, I should just gas it instead of braking so the truck hops right over the bump right? Like you said I guess you want to drop down a gear and let the engine slow it down... I'll just have softly depress the brakes to force the auto to downshift :lol:TwoBills said:Not to be a smart arse, but don't brake lightly at slow speeds. Just use those brakes to bring the truck down from speed (any speed). Steady pressure, and bring it down relitively fast. That's what I meant about watching the guy behind you. Gotta train him.
Fooling around w/your brakes at slow speed is what causes them to glaze (and squeal). In traffic, at slower speeds, drop down a gear so you can stay off the brakes. When at a stop, keep your foot on the petal. This helps transfer pad heat into the rotors, so they can cool faster.
I'd avoid doing this!. If the pads are hot (say you've had a long downhill descent, or repeated use and several hard stops in traffic1) they may well weld to the disc,stop, keep your foot on the petal. This helps transfer pad heat into the rotors, so they can cool faster.