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I had my truck just about a week now and lovin it. But just a few days ago I noticed my brakes squeaking when pulling into a parking spot. I was like what the heck? Already?? This can't be right?? It randomly does this and so far it has happened twice. first time was 2 days ago and second time this morning. Not sure if the dealer can do anything if I can't show them. I inspected the rotors and pads, everything looks fine. Only thing I did notice was that the front rims are getting really dirty as compared to the back which are clean. could it be dust in the fronts?

Has anyone experience this? Anything I can do on my own to fix this when it happens?
 

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I believe this is all normal operation.


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A little searching will yield countless threads about dusty squeaky brakes on the WK1. It's normal. Some change pads and rotors. I had it on my WK1 and on my WK2 it's no different. Part of the high performance brakes. I don't want to sacrifice braking performance for less dust with different pads. The noise is just on occasion. I'm used to it, no biggie to me. Adds some character lol.


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Now that I recall, I haven't had a car for about a decade that hasn't had this issue, use your brakes more to get rid of the sound.
 

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Wow! Awesome! All the attention for gen II and they still couldn't fix the biggest most annoying thing about the jeep. Welcome to screeching club with the rest of us.

I agree with the above. Bloody ridiculous. This was a problem with my 06' SRT-8....back in 06'. The fix back then (under warranty) was to replace the rotors with slotted versions. By the time I realized mine were squealing like stuck pigs (winter driving with windows rolled up), I had passed the first 12 month period. I ended up replacing the rotors at my own cost, and replaced the pads with non-OEM versions which eliminated the squeals but reduced braking about 20%.

Incredible that with today's technology, Dodge can squeeze another 50hp from the engine but can't fix the brake squealing on a $60k+ vehicle?

But seriously...

PS: Where's the "bang head against wall" smiley? What, it's no longer cool? Am I THAT old? :p
 

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I agree with the above. Bloody ridiculous. This was a problem with my 06' SRT-8....back in 06'. The fix back then (under warranty) was to replace the rotors with slotted versions. By the time I realized mine were squealing like stuck pigs (winter driving with windows rolled up), I had passed the first 12 month period. I ended up replacing the rotors at my own cost, and replaced the pads with non-OEM versions which eliminated the squeals but reduced braking about 20%.

Incredible that with today's technology, Dodge can squeeze another 50hp from the engine but can't fix the brake squealing on a $60k+ vehicle?

But seriously...

PS: Where's the "bang head against wall" smiley? What, it's no longer cool? Am I THAT old? :p
Please ask the VW/Audi/Porsche, BMW and MB folks why they still have this issue as well.
 

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Really? I don't recall hearing those brand vehicles squealing on a regular basis. I need both hands to count how many 300's & chargers I've heard doing so, though.
But even if the others do, that don't make it any easier to stomach. We're in 2012, ferchrissakes. Is it really that hard a problem to correct?

But seriously... :(
 

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its NOT A JEEP ISSUE its a Brembo thing...the pads is what make the noise. Had the same issue on my Evos, and STi in other words any vehicle i had with Brembo brakes/pads have had the noise. Thats why i always switched to Hawk pads.
 

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Doesn't bedding the brakes in help reduce noise as well? I did mine after I bought it. I have only heard a slight squeak once here or there. Otherwise pretty quite.


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its the metalic material Brembo uses on their pads, so there is no escape from it unless you change the pads.

False. Mine never squeaked but I don't drive like I'm trying to save my brake pads.
 

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False. Mine never squeaked but I don't drive like I'm trying to save my brake pads.
whats false??? the fact that they use the metalic pads and they tend to dust/squeak??? like you said, if you brake hard they dont squeak, i am the same way and i never had the squeak noise on the jeep but they did dust like hell though...if you brake slowly and diving with the foot on your brake pedal then the noise is there.
 

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whats false??? the fact that they use the metalic pads and they tend to dust/squeak??? like you said, if you brake hard they dont squeak, i am the same way and i never had the squeak noise on the jeep but they did dust like hell though...if you brake slowly and diving with the foot on your brake pedal then the noise is there.
Well, that they squeak and you have just proven in your comment that there is a way around it, one does not have to escape. If you were making a point to a specific post you should quote it.
 

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Drilled and slotted R1s and Stoptech pads and I still get the same squeal as I did with stock pads. Mainly just when brakes are cold but still loud!


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