Based upon a recent diagnostic (i.e. continuous squeaking) of my vehicle,I had my rear brake pads replaced. After retrieving my vehicle and driving it around for the past couple of days...my vehicle is still experiencing the squeaking sound. What is causing the squeaks? Should I return my vehicle for a recheck?
Brake pads replaced on 1999 Volvo S70
by rocky1964 in Oak Park, IL on July 06, 2009
ANSWER by Bret Bodas on July 06, 2009
It is fairly common for the rear pads to be a cause of a squeaking noise, there are a few things to look at. You need to use only Volvo brake Pads and Rotors, otherwise you may not be able to fix the noise. If they are Volvo parts, then it is important that the person who performs the work cleans the caliper, caliper pins and anti-rattle clips and uses the Volvo high temp silicone grease to help prevent squeaking. There are some special shims for the rear pads that help to prevent noises as well and they need to be used.
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