09-13-2007, 10:43 AM
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Aurora, Illinois, IL
What I Drive: 2005 Sonic Blue ZX3
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pad and shoe questions (2 questions)
1. Ok, I have a 2005 zx3 and recently had to replace the shoes in the drums. The only thing is that I went to good(bad)year and I think they put in some cheap shoes becuase they are now making like a tuning fork noise when I start braking. (I took it twice and the same results each time.)
I have learned how to install the drums now and want to install better brake shoes. Does anyone know what specific type of meterial I should go for in the shoes?
I actually checked the brake work they did and looks like they did not clean the drum area so I cleaned the area and it stopped squeaking but now the squeaking is starting again (some serious burnt smell is radiating from my tires which happened the two other times I took it to the shop) and I am sure if I look I will find dust in there again.
2. Also, I am in the process of buying new rotors (the old ones are warped) but my pads still have alot of meterial left in them. Should I replace or leave the old pads in and if I should replace, then with what type of meterial (ceramic or semi-metallic...) should I use?