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Old 01-07-2004, 11:07 PM   #1
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Brakes goin' "EEEEEEEEEEE!!!"

Yeah, I had my 2004 ZX5 for like 3 weeks, and the breaks are going "EEEEEEEE!!" when I stop sometimes, if I had to put a percent it's be like 70% of the time.

So, is it time to take it in, or just chill because it's FOB (Fresh Out the Box)?


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Old 01-07-2004, 11:10 PM   #2
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Mine squeek when it rains sometimes, but not when its dry!
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Well obviously it's too new to need new brakes just yet. Did you break them in or just start using them hard right away?? Brakes need to be used gently until you've put at least a couple hundred miles on the car, to help "set" the pads. Improper break-in has lead to brakes squeaking for me on other cars. Could be something a little loose, that can lead to annoying noises too. Take it to the dealer if it really bugs you, use that warranty while you've got it.
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I cruz around, haven't braked like a maniac yet. Has about 470mi on it so far. It's not imparing stopping at all, just a noise that's annoying. If it gets worse, I'm taking it in.

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Cool, keep on eye (or ear) on it. I have an old 86 MR2 that has had many, many brake troubles; more than once, it made a sound like that - and it turned out to be that a part of the brake assembly had worked it's way loose and was scraping on the rotor (again, more than once - the shop was amazed at the crappiness of the brakes).
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Yeah, I don't have a garage of my own, so I'd have to take it in. I give the dealer a call tomorrow.
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Are you sure its going,"EEEEEEEEEEEEE"? And not,"EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" ? Take it to the dealer and tell them you want it fixed and they will fix it under warranty.
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Well, you do live right there in AZ... I need a second opinion. ;)
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Hey guerro maybe they were going "???????????????????????"
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I think its the stock rotors and pads on the focus that do that because the seem to produce a lot of dust. I swtiched to power slot rotors with stillen metal-matrix pads and I have no dust and havent heard a squeak yet, but like guerro said, just take it to the dealer, no sense in trying to fix what others can for free ; )
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