DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, & Solutions - Maintenance & Repair > Dodge Ram Detailing and General Maintenance Forum > Brakes


Brakes Brake Maintenance and Replacement

Latest Vendor News
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Thread Tools
Old 06-09-2011, 10:37 AM
Potgo's Avatar
Potgo Potgo is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Age: 42
Posts: 1
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport
Trim Level: 1500 Sport
Color: Red
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Potgo is on a distinguished road
Default Squealling Brakes

Brakes were squealling (only 25000 km on new pads and rotors) and then I noticed smoke and burning smell coming from the drivers side rear wheel. Had brakes "serviced" (whatever that involves), and replaced the drivers side rear caliper! Garage said brakes and rotors were fine! New caliper got rid of smoke and burning smell, but brakes are still squealling! They make noice when you touch them to apply but it goes away when you touch them harder to the floor! Very annoying! Any suggestions? Thank you!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
Old 06-09-2011, 10:53 AM
SPC.Brinkmeyer's Avatar
SPC.Brinkmeyer SPC.Brinkmeyer is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Aurora, IN
Age: 26
Posts: 187
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1997 Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT/Laraime
Color: Red/Silver
Engine: 1994-1997 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 230hp
Rep Power: 0
SPC.Brinkmeyer is on a distinguished road

did you use cheap pads and rotors... could have brake dust getting trapped between your pad and rotor... try spraying between the pad and the rotor with brake klean... also if your a little mechanicly inclined you can pull the calaper off the rotor and make sure theres lube anywhere that the pad will slide on against the calaper and make sure your slide pins are lubed and arnt locking up which is what it sounds like with the smoke and everything your pad isnt getting enough space between the rotor and is constantly rubbing... if thats the case then you can warp your rotor and your pad could be crystalized on the surface causing the squeel... you could pull the pads and lightly brush the surface with a diegrinder and get rid of the crystalization on the surface.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2011, 08:27 PM
MoparBandit's Avatar
MoparBandit MoparBandit is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ft. Myer, VA/ Daytona , FL
Age: 25
Posts: 47
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram 1500 Big Horn
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Metallic Blue
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
MoparBandit is on a distinguished road

Similar situation. But it's with my front/driverside. I replaced all pads and rotors in late september. Lubed the pads, clips and caliper bushings. Pretty much step by step in the Haynes manual and yet i'll get a horrible squeal under very light pressure when coming to a halt. For the life of me I cant figure it out. Is there anything else that could be done before going down the route of new calipers?
2003 1500 HEMI QCSB Black, DSP, 33" BFG A/T's, TOW MIRROR STATUS :P, RECON Smoked Cab Lights
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Squealling Brakes HEAVYDUTY Brakes 5 11-05-2011 08:56 PM
2011 outdoorsman..... No Brakes!!! clintsharley 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 41 03-09-2011 10:45 PM
My Trailer brakes have stopped working jonnydd Towing 1 01-23-2011 07:09 PM
front brakes...what are my options? strang3majik Suspension 3 10-03-2010 03:37 AM
Brakes viberate at slower (35mph) stops. steveray Suspension 2 06-05-2010 12:14 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:27 AM.

= Copyright a Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.