ford galaxy brakes

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Asked by Yuval Nov 13, 2009 at 12:58 PM about the Ford Galaxie

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a ford galaxy 2009, and recently i found out a very annoying problem: every time i take a turn which is a little sharp (most of the times a sharp left turn), the barkes discs in the front wheels (most of the times the front left) make a squeal, what can i do to fix it before i go to a garage and spend money?

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remove the caliper,then remove pads (identify left/right) then use a sandpaper and sand the surface a little,and sand the 2 extremity to give them like 45 degree,put some anti seize on the back of the pads and the noize should disapear.oh and use a 80 grit for your sandpaper

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well.... i have to say you sound like a professional. i hope i'll have time to try it this week and i hope it will work, anyway thax very much alex

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if the noise is still there,maybe its cheap pads (metallic) should use better quality pads like semi-metallic or ceramic.oh and by the way a little trick to know how much % of brakes remaining just measure the thickness of the material of the pads,usually new pads have 10mm (1cm) so if you have like 6mm remaining your pad life is 60% left

55

hey you're the pro, thanx very much i'll try what you said, but isn't ceramic pads costs a lot?

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yes they are more expensive but worth it,their life is longer than other type and the heat range is lower so it provide better braking

55

i need to check how much will it cost me but im not sure i'll ceramic straight away. by the way, with all that knowlegd, what car do you have?

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i have a 95 hatchback civic and a 95 grand am GT im working in a nissan dealer in canada

55

well i liked the pontiac nothing like american. and i have to say im not surpise that this is your job, i wish i could work with cars all day.

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