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Old 02-20-2009, 01:13 PM
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ok so about a week ago my brake light came on. i was driving like normal and hit the brakes and the light came on and i got this really loud squeal noise. it is deff. coming from the rear passanger side. looked at the rotor and theres nothing wrong with it.the brakes seem fine. it just makes this noise when i hit the brakes. everything is pretty much new. dont know why or what is causeing this. a friend of mine has a 93 and he said his has been doing it for a few weeks also. anyone had or have this problem. help is needed please.
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Re: loud noise??????????

did you remove the caliper and take a look at both brake pads? How new is everything?

Is it your "BRAKE" light on??? or your "ABS" light?

Brake light is your E-brake, and ABS is your actual brakes. If your ABS light is on, then you can go and get the code. If its your BRAKE light is on, then push your god damn e-brake back down
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Re: loud noise??????????

it is down all the way i have 2 brake lights for some reason. i already thoughtof the ebrake. not it. when the ebrake is up a different brake light is on
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Re: loud noise??????????

check ur brake lights in the rear...
I'll bet one of em is out.

The 4th gens have a BRAKE LAMP circuit, so the light turns on if one of ur brake lights goes out
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Re: loud noise??????????

I would check your brake fluid level. If you notice it going down then your bleeder screw could be slightly open, and with that much pressure build up in your lines. that is enough to make a whistling type of screech noise. Also open up your calpier. One of your slider bolts may be siezed and check to see if you have the pads put in properly. Those are are free things you can do before you decide to spend money.
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I would check your brake fluid level. If you notice it going down then your bleeder screw could be slightly open, and with that much pressure build up in your lines. that is enough to make a whistling type of screech noise. Also open up your calpier. One of your slider bolts may be siezed and check to see if you have the pads put in properly. Those are are free things you can do before you decide to spend money.
yea i woudl definitly check the bleeder screw and brake fluid level.
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Re: loud noise??????????

I have only 3 lights on my dash that have anything to do with brakes.

1. ABS
2. BRAKE (Emergency brake)
3. BRAKE LAMP

Those are your only 3 lights. Which one of them is on?
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Re: loud noise??????????

did you check you engine for mice??? if so install cat.... lol jk it sounds like maybe your caliper is maybe seized and it might be putting pressure on the brake pads when you dont even press the brake pedal...and than when you do press the brake pedal its putting more than usual pressure on the brakes...my car did this when i first got it....it may be caused by low brake fluid just like coachroy said up there
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it sounds like maybe your caliper is maybe seized
I think it might be a frozen caliper too.
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Re: loud noise??????????

I would definitely look at your brake pads first. They're supposed to squeal when they're worn too much.
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Re: loud noise??????????

frozen? well it has been really cold out here lately. ill check all that mabey i should just bleed my brakes? see if that helps. and both my brake lights work fine. its the brake lamp light thats on. i thought it was only for if the light was broke. but they are new and they work fine.
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Re: loud noise??????????

lol what he ment by frozen is that its seized ...not bc it is cold out... bleeding the brake lines is a good idea see if that helps at all...did you check your brake fluid????
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Re: loud noise??????????

no not yet. im about to go out to dinner. ill probley check it all tomorrow. my buddy is having the same problem with his 93 4ws so we might just take a look at it tomorrow
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