2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
Sooner or later, the owner is faced with an unpleasant creak of the pads. Minimum - this is seriously annoying while driving, maximum - leads to serious damage. In fact, the problem is so common that auto mechanics have come up with extremely simple ways to solve the problem in five minutes, with their own hands and at minimal cost.
First, let's figure out where this unpleasant sound comes from. The most common cause is wear and tear on components. But few people know that she is far from the only one. Sand, moisture or dust, a groove on the disc, vibration of a pad or a worn brake disc can creak.
Further actions will depend on what exactly happened. The easiest way is to get in the sand. In this case, it is enough to "arm" with a rag and clean the surface. Indeed, a method that does not require investment and takes a minimum amount of time. While driving, abrasive materials negatively affect not only the body, but also all components. At high speeds, dirt and salt gets into the brakes and is distributed over the disc in an uneven fractional layer. As a result, unpleasant grooves are formed, which can cause squeaking. You can get rid of them only by piercing the pads.
To start repairs, you need to decide on which side the creak is coming from. Carefully remove the wheel and inspect for chips, damage, galling and other malfunctions. The front wheels are more likely to be the cause of the sound. It remains only to correctly determine the side. Sometimes the creak "dissipates" and it is rather difficult to do it. In this case, it is better to unscrew the two wheels and inspect them carefully. Small irregularities can be easily corrected with sandpaper. Some motorists lubricate rough surfaces.
Vibration of the pad in the caliper is another cause of unpleasant sounds. In this case, you cannot do without lubrication. A special composition is applied to the metal side, then they wait until it dries completely, and only after that the brake system is assembled. Thus, it is possible to get rid of the unpleasant squeak and destructive vibration.
Rounding the corners of the block or creating so-called cuts can also help. The likely cause of the unpleasant sound is strong pressure on the edges of the mechanism, and the rounding reduces it. Cuts are not recommended as dirt can enter the grooves, increasing wear.