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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis Question: Squeak on brake pedal inside car

 

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Johann, Orlando, FL, September 26, 2010, 17:58
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01 Grand Marquis---brake pedal makes squeeky noise when braking. Brakes OK!! Please Help!!! Thanks.

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    DaveJHM September 26, 2010, 22:26
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    Could be the brake master cylinder pushrod squeaking, or an internal diaphragm in the booster squeaking. You can try to lube the rod to see if that helps. Many times I have experienced this noise - only sometimes have I experienced it solved.

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    Visitor, September 27, 2010, 05:21

    Your answer seems to be most correct. This car has a lot of other components attached to or close to the brake pedal; thereby making the "lubricating" project difficult, but not impossible. Also it "adjusts" brake pedal height to compensate for driver's foot reach. I am wondering if the booster and/or the master cylinder might need to be replaced. Sounds expensive. What's your take??? Thanks.

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    DaveJHM, September 27, 2010, 21:57
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    Most of the shaft is concealed, so even if you can get under there, it's hard to lube. Don't focus on the adjustable pedal portion - it's not your problem. You COULD replace the booster and or master for the problem, but for only a noise, I'd personally live with the noise. Your new one could make noise too (early on or after a bit), adding insult to injury!

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    Visitor, September 28, 2010, 05:33

    Dave, your response is right-on. I was told the O-Ring in the booster (where the push-pin rides) gets dry, and lubricating it will be a temporary answer. It will solve the problem for a while. It's worth a try. Thanks.

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