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My truck has 3,400 miles on it now, and since it was new the brakes squeal on the first few stops when they are cold. Backward, forward, doesn't matter. It's loud and embarassing on a new truck. I use the e-brake because I park on an inclined driveway and don't want to stress the transmission. I've backed up hard and stepped on the brakes firmly, thinking that in the old days you could fix a lot of brake noise that way.

Nothing's working to get rid of it. Took it into the dealer for the first oil change, and he said it's the nature of the Frontier, and lot's of them do it. He said to let the pads wear in a bit more.


Anybody else having this issue? It sucks!
 

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Mine does the same thing @ 23k. I have been meaning to take the tires off and look at the brakes a bit closer but so far a quick visual inspection they look okay. I am thinking I just need to grease the slides and possibly put some of that anti-squeal stuff on the back of the pads. It might be that they are just dirty as well I haven't washed the truck in months and it is dirty as hell.

If you find something let me know.
 

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I'm right there with ya 2900 miles.
 

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Mine does the same for the first one or two brake applications after a period when there was moisture in the air.
 

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I've used this on my wife's car and it worked very well:

CRC Industries Automotive Product Detail

You can get it at most auto parts stores. You have to clean the rotor surfaces first (so get a spray can of brake cleaner too), then you spray this stuff on. One problem is that on her car at least, it was difficult to access the back side of the rotors.
 

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My truck has 3,400 miles on it now, and since it was new the brakes squeal on the first few stops when they are cold. Backward, forward, doesn't matter. It's loud and embarassing on a new truck. I use the e-brake because I park on an inclined driveway and don't want to stress the transmission. I've backed up hard and stepped on the brakes firmly, thinking that in the old days you could fix a lot of brake noise that way.

Nothing's working to get rid of it. Took it into the dealer for the first oil change, and he said it's the nature of the Frontier, and lot's of them do it. He said to let the pads wear in a bit more.


Anybody else having this issue? It sucks!
Same here at 8,600 miles. It's driving me nuts. Every day going through the gate at work, if there is a new guard, they always say, "You better get those brakes checked". When I tell them the truck is nearly new with the low miles, they are like "Well, that sucks".
 

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I had that squealing problem after I painted my calipers. I applied some PCB grease. It's not easy to find anymore. I got some from a Nissan tech. It's a gold colored grease that looks like what you see in photo # 10 in this link. It stopped my squeal. I don't know why it's hard to find and if it poses any health risks from handling it.

TTZs of Dallas

I noticed that the link said to use this in place of PCB grease.

CRC Industries Automotive Product Detail
 

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Hello Guys,

My 09 is garage kept here in South Carolina and every time I back out of my garage and the first 6 uses of the brakes they squeal. After that they are ok. I have 14K on my truck now.
 

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Hello Guys,

My 09 is garage kept here in South Carolina and every time I back out of my garage and the first 6 uses of the brakes they squeal. After that they are ok. I have 14K on my truck now.
Your squeal is most likely caused by vibrating brake pads. It doesn't matter if it's garaged or parked outdoors in that case. You need some sticky stuff on the backs of your pads.
 

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Zero Six,

I understand it does not matter weather it garage kept ,I just gave some detail when mine occurs.

Point is so far all posters are under 24K with new trucks why do we HAVE this problem and why do we have to put crap on the backs of our calibers of new trucks!
 

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Zero Six,

I understand it does not matter weather it garage kept ,I just gave some detail when mine occurs.

Point is so far all posters are under 24K with new trucks why do we HAVE this problem and why do we have to put crap on the backs of our calibers of new trucks!
You don't have to. You only need to if you want the squealing to stop. Mine did not have anything on them from the factory either. I don't know why the factory neglected to put anything on them. The service manual shows places for brake grease to be applied. You could always take your truck to the dealer and let them fix it under warranty. I love your wheels.
 

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I love my wheels as well I have always purchased the middle or higher of the product range so I do not have to add as much after market stuff to my vehicles and because of this I believe my resale value is higher with more factory accessories.

Thanks for the links, I have used that on some of my older cars and trucks as well as the loctite brand.

My point with this and other issues I have had they are known problems such as fuel sending unit,timing chain tentioners,and other issues. I still love my Nissans over other brands that I have owned. Just look at my signature.

My concerns are not just Nissans but other brands just look at what is happening to Toyota and how long do you think they have known about it,and how many have died because of them not doing any thing about a known problem. This is just plain BS consider the price we pay for our cars and trucks and everything else that we buy.

I do not want to hijack this thread but all of this is what is wrong here in the US.
 

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Zero six

I love my wheels as well I have always purchased the middle or higher of the product range so I do not have to add as much after market stuff to my vehicles and because of this I believe my resale value is higher with more factory accessories.

Thanks for the links, I have used that on some of my older cars and trucks as well as the loctite brand.

My point with this and other issues I have had they are known problems such as fuel sending unit,timing chain tentioners,and other issues. I still love my Nissans over other brands that I have owned. Just look at my signature.

My concerns are not just Nissans but other brands just look at what is happening to Toyota and how long do you think they have known about it,and how many have died because of them not doing any thing about a known problem. This is just plain BS consider the price we pay for our cars and trucks and everything else that we buy.

I do not want to hijack this thread but all of this is what is wrong here in the US.

+1 on that
 

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I've got the same darn problem. I back out of the driveway and it squeals. After stopping once or twice more it goes away.

I thought it may be a little corrosion, but it seems to happen every morning here lately and sometime in the afternoon when I leave work. I still think it is either the stock pads or or corrosion on the caliper. It wouldn't go away with light braking if it wasn't.
 

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I've got the same darn problem. I back out of the driveway and it squeals. After stopping once or twice more it goes away.

I thought it may be a little corrosion, but it seems to happen every morning here lately and sometime in the afternoon when I leave work. I still think it is either the stock pads or or corrosion on the caliper. It wouldn't go away with light braking if it wasn't.
Probably vibration squealing.
 

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Same here i got a 09 w/ 2400 miles and its pretty embarrassing since the truck is so new. the first 2 applications and its gone. mine happened when i used the parking brake everyday. One day when i was driving, i put some tension on the parking brake for a few times. Finally, noise is gone.
 
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