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I think (praying and crossing fingers) that the brake squeal on my truck has been resolved, once and for all, after 4 times to the dealer.

I had the same brake squealing that A LOT of people have been complaining about. Typically happened with light press of the brake going between 45-70 mph, but there was also plenty of other times it made noise outside those conditions. For whatever reason mine seemed to be the loudest the hotter and dryer it was outside.

The first trip to the dealership there was a lot of brake dust so they just cleaned the rotors and pads, and bedded the brakes. They drove it, but didn't hear the sound after that. Naturally, on my way home they started squealing.

The second trip to the dealership they resurfaced the rotors and scuffed up the pads to get rid of any glazing, and bedded them again. Again when they drove it afterwards they said they didn't hear any noise. However, the brakes squealed on the way home from the dealership.

The third trip to the dealership they were squealing loud, but they thought it was the rear brakes. They got Ram to send new rotors and pads to replace the rear brakes. They bedded the brakes, didn't hear any noise, but again I heard the noise on my drive home.

I always thought the sound was from the front passenger brake, but a friend thought it was the rear, so when they thought it was the rear, I assumed they knew what they were talking about. Once the sound continued after the rears were replaced, I pushed them to replace the front pads and rotors.

I saw on this site and others that there were new brake pads that Ram was starting to use, so I showed the picture of the difference in pads to the service department. They were unaware of the change in pads, so they contacted Ram and they sent them new rotors and pads for the front.

They were replaced on Friday, and so far no noise. I've driven several places where they would squeal almost 100% of the time, and no noise. I have less than 100 miles on them, so time will tell, but the more I drive with them the more confident I get that the new pads/rotors have resolved the issue.

For those that have the noise, don't let the dealer tell you it's normal. I know some brake noise is normal, but this noise was not normal. I've attached the picture that I got from this site that I showed my service department (thank you for whoever originally posted it).
 

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Interesting they would waste 1/2” of surface area just to eliminate noise when a better pad compound would suffice. The factory pads are China special and comprised of mainly softer metal shavings.
 

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Yeah I never had issues with my pads squealing and my OEM pads looked more like the ones on the right when I replaced them at 75k
 

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Ive never seen pads with so much space between the "landings".

Which pads are the replacements that dont squeal?
 

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I hope the "quality of stopping power" isnt lost due to less pad material being applied to the brake rotor. That gap is HUGE!
Looks like ALOTTA material taken away from that newly released revised pad! I agree ChrisBigHorn!
I would think the pad would wear faster, heat up quicker with less pad material (?)
Hopefully this will work for you 19 guys. (squeaky wheel gets the grease)
 

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The revised pads stop great no loss in stopping power. Still quiet after 2000 miles on them.
Well, thats not a bad thing then... nothin worse than brakes that will squeal on yah. Lets hope they last for many miles.
 

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The revised pads stop great no loss in stopping power. Still quiet after 2000 miles on them.
Great to hear. So far so good with my new pads. I have about 400 miles on them, and zero noise. I absolutely love driving my truck now that the squeal is gone.
 

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Great to hear. So far so good with my new pads. I have about 400 miles on them, and zero noise. I absolutely love driving my truck now that the squeal is gone.
Very happy for you... its great to hear it when they get one right once in awhile!!! :smileup:
 

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Hi, just following up since the replacement if that resolved the squealing issue.
I am having the same issue 2017 RAM 1500. Bought it in 2017 and started squealing at 6k. I am told that it will go away after they inspected it. Now at 33k, still doing it. In between every oil change, they kept saying nothing much they can do since there is no recall. I brought it in recently and this time I paid the diagnostic check. Given the same response that the rotors and pads are great. However, the issue is still there. I am really getting very very frustrated. It is so embarrassing to stop at the light when it squeals.
 
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