We've had a warmup from below 0 to around 15* here today, and I notices that my front brakes were also squeaky. I assume it has to do with the relative humidity increasing several percentages when we get above freezing. I suspect it will go away in a couple of days for both of us.
I had my brakes and rotors looked at the last time I was at my dealer, and I have about 6mm before any of them are going to set off a brake sensor, so I myself am not going to change the pads ... at the rate I'm going, I should manage another 80-100k miles before changing the front pads.
I forgot to mention that it started squeeking last summer. At low speed, squeek is intermittent. "Squeek - pause - squeek - pause - Squeek".
When winter hit, the squeeks went away.
I have a guess that it maybe warped rotor. As the weather warms up, previously warped rotor expands, causing more warping? Then again, it may just be pads. I had the pads changed last winter but from a small garage. I have a feeling that these pads weren't good quality...
ah, yes, might be well worth checking the rotors then. mine only started squeeking this week, and do it every once in a while when it's hot/humid. if it's a previous thing that's returned, you're right to think it could be the rotor.
Hmmm, my car is 2004. My mini does a lot of winter driving. A lot of salt and debris on the road in the winter. I guess I'll order a pair of OEM rotors from outmotoring once the weather becomes more clear. Thanks for the help guys!
Am gettin a very similar problem. getting a constant squeek of my rear brake and when i brake there is a slight crunching. I informed a mechanic and the calipar needs replacing. The rubber in the calipar has come loose and is not in the right place. i seen the rubber loose and was visble and this was thought to be the problem.
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