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ichthos
08-20-2009, 01:34 AM
I had loud brake sqeal when I bought the car. From what I read on the BCF, this is casued by the back of the brake pad metal against the piston on the caliper. When I replaced the the front pads recently, I used some of the antisqeal strips from Moss. I did this right before I went on a trip. The strips worked great for about the first 2,000 miles, and now I am right back where I started. I am sure it did not help that I was towing a small trailer. Is this normal for a TR6? Did I do something wrong in putting on the antisqueel strips? Any other ideas on what I can do?

Kevin

TexasKnucklehead
08-20-2009, 04:57 PM
I had a similiar issue on both TR6s I've owned. Never solved it on the first -every couple thousand miles I re-gooped the front pads (even though they had the squeal plate/shim installed). On the 74 TR6 I have now, it has been fixed for several years (and a couple 10 thousand miles). When I replaced the front pads, the noise started. I tried the Anti-Squeal shims from TRF and haven't had a problem since. I think I also got their retaining kit, and replacing the pins made a big difference. That was before I had a digital camera and kept track of such things, but it seems something was different about the pins -though I can't remember what, and can't see it without taking something apart.

The squeal can be from the pad/piston as suggested, or could be from the pad/pin. -My old pins had significant marks where they were rubbing, and that might be normal and noiseless. The noise is irritating enough that I opted to deal with it once and forget about it. And did. I hope you are as lucky.

BobbyD
08-20-2009, 07:26 PM
You might want to check out this thread on brake squeal. (https://www.6-pack.org/sixpack/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=11202&highlight=) Down toward the bottom is a post from HawaiiGuy that gives a pretty detail description of how to fix it. I've got the metal anti-squeal shims from TRF and have never had a brake squeal.

kodanja
08-21-2009, 07:06 AM
I'm gunna try to install mine this weekend....

Also gunna file down some high spots if needed...


CANT STAND THAT SQUEAL SOUND~!

BobbyD
08-21-2009, 07:26 AM
I'm gunna try to install mine this weekend....
Also gunna file down some high spots if needed...
CANT STAND THAT SQUEAL SOUND~!

And you'll report back and tell us if it works.... right? Having driven in front of you, I can vouch for your brake squeal :yesnod:

kodanja
08-21-2009, 12:28 PM
yup. I'll let ya know or you can just drive in front of me again'

kodanja
08-21-2009, 04:45 PM
it worked

NO MORE SQEAL~!!!!!!!!!!!


thanx Bob~!!

BobbyD
08-21-2009, 05:32 PM
Weeeeeeeeeee........I'll ride in front of you again. This time without ear plugs! I hope you got the car back under cover before the storms hit!

kodanja
08-22-2009, 09:30 AM
I did it in my garage, took all of 15 mins. :cheers:
Then I took it for a ride around the block with no sqeal at all. :driving:

soon as I pulled into my garage it down poured~!