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Old 01-08-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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1994 Bounder P-30 Brake Squeal

Hi everyone, I just went out on my very first trip and I have a question for a break squeal problem. The previous owner replaced the break pads and the rotors last year and less than 600 miles are on them. Any idea or suggestions for this problem? As I applied the breaks they are not to bad at first, as I get further into driving they seem to get louder. Sounds maybe like the pads are vibrating. Does not seem as bad if I break harder.
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Unit is a 1994 Bounder 34J on a P30 chassis.

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I would have them checked. Just because they were changed recently does not mean they were done correctly. I have had numerous brake jobs done that were not done correctly.
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okay, I will differently have them looked at. Just wanted to check if this was a known problem. Thanks
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I don't know if it is a known problem. My Bounder will get a little surface rust on the rotors from lack of use (another reason to tell DW we need to travel more ) and will squeal a little first couple of uses then stop.
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Have them checked. When we got our vintage MH the owner had the brakes done all new everything except the brake hoses. They would squeal some and then on our first trip they locked. Hoses weren't replaced with brakes. Very expensive.
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Brake squeels are a common 'annoyance' on many vehicles. I hate them. At the shop, I will advise customeres that we ONLY use a good brake pad. We won't put on cheap pads, as they seem to always squeel.

The ceramic or metal in the pad can be the cause, or a particle of sand can get caught between the pad and rotor. These squeels will eventually go away when it wears away.

Your pads are visable without tire removal, so if you don't already know how, find a "mechanic" friend (not Jimmy the neighbor who's done a brake job) show you how to inspect them.
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