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Old 05-30-2012, 09:58 PM
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Hi, I've had my 2007 Ram 1500 for a few weeks now. The brakes squeal just before comming to a stop at low speeds. There's lots of brake pad thickness remaining, & it doesn't pull or vibrate at all when slowing down.

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i have the same damn problem! did it since i got it 2 years ago, i even went through the trouble of taking the pads off and creating a chamfer on the edge of the pads. also mine is intermittent problem. is yours?
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Not everytime I stop, but more often than not. Not sure if spraying brake clean on the rotors & wiping them would help at all or not.
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I also just bought a 2007 yesterday with 23,000 ish miles and I am having the exact same squeak as described above!
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Hell, with new pads and rotors mine still squeal at low speeds, and I'm not running oem brakes either. You can try different pad material or rotors but may still end up with the squeal regardless. You can try bedding the pads and rotors and see if you just have a polished pad/rotor, basically it's a few 100-0 stops to give the pads a fresh surface.
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Sometimes a small amount of forma gasket type of silicone applied inbetween the piston and the back of the pads will help. That's what the small pack of red stuff that usually comes in the brake kit is for. Some even come with a gasket type pad...or use to anyway.
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Ceramic pads will squeal as well, theyre a much better pad, but they make some noise....not saying its your problem, but it could be
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I think I'll live with it until the brakes are worn out. No point spending money on different pads/rotors if it'll still squeal. Thanks for the info though! Sounds like a somewhat common issue.
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