Constant brake squeal (no braking)
Two weeks ago I changed out the rear brake pads on my R53 (2005 S) with generic pads. Immediately the rear brakes started squealing while driving, without the brakes applied. I could temporarily stop the squealing by applying the brake or the emergency brake.
About 10 days later, I was convinced that the generic pads were to blame, so I replaced the brake pads with genuine MINI parts. Now the problem is worse and non-stop. I can make the squeal worse by aggressive cornering or hitting a low or high spot in the road. I can still solve the problem temporarily by applying the brake; but only for a few seconds.
Could my rotors need changing (both rears contain a lip on the very outside edge; normal?)? Could my calipers need lubing? Or, is it that the pads need to wear in?
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!