Squeaky brakes Zafira club 2L DTI 51 plate

Discussion in 'Zafira' started by Guest, Mar 22, 2007.

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    Guest Guest


    I had my brakes renewed front and back in January and after a few weeks I
    noticed they squeak when braking at slow speeds (up to traffic lights,
    junctions etc) but not when braking at high speeds (motorway etc)

    I complained to the Vauxhall dealer who did this and was told it's because
    they can't put asbestos (I think) into the units any more so they use tiny
    iron filings and they squeak because of that and nothing can be done about

    Has anyone else experience this?

    Guest, Mar 22, 2007
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    banjo Guest

    i have the same problem.
    what they say is true, the only way that might cure it is new shoes again.
    i just put up with it.
    banjo, Mar 22, 2007
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    Bob Smith Guest

    Mine were fixed by chamfering the pads. The disks wear away, leaving a lip
    that rubs against the edge of the pad. You can either grind the lip off, or
    grind the pad on the outer edge.

    Bob Smith, Mar 22, 2007
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    John Smith Guest

    Thanks for the replies. At least I know they weren't spinning me a line.
    John Smith, Mar 23, 2007
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    Peter Guest

    I used to have this problem on a Saab back in the last century. The fix
    was to use a special compound on the back of the pads that stopped them
    vibrating against the calliper. It was a Saab part, I can't remember the
    full details, but it seemed like a pasty bostik that dried to a stiff mass
    Peter, Mar 23, 2007
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