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Sdude
10-04-2009, 08:08 PM
I just had the brakes (front and rear) replaced on my 65 Commander. It is equipped with front disk brakes. It is squealing real loud as I roll to a stop. They were professionally replaced but I know in the Studebaker world, that doesn't mean they were done correctly.

Any ideas as to why they are so noisy? It's kind of embarassing....[:I]

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC
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buddymander
10-04-2009, 08:15 PM
They left out the anti-squeal compound. I always just use silicone caulk to sort of glue the pads in to keep them from vibrating. Were your rotors roughly turned?

buddymander
10-04-2009, 08:18 PM
If it's coming from the rear, you can get some rubber tape and tightly wrap it around the drums about ten times. Keeps the drums from vibrating.

Dick Steinkamp
10-04-2009, 08:30 PM
I'd drive it for a while.

The pads/calipers are centered on the rotor with shims under the caliper bolts. This is unlike any other car I know of. If your mechanic didn't do this, chances are the pads are not lined up with the rotor. If the variance is not great, the pads will wear in to be in alignment and they should stop squealing.





Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Sdude
10-04-2009, 08:42 PM
How long would you expect it to take to go away on it's own? I don't beleive the rotors were turned.

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC
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Dick Steinkamp
10-04-2009, 08:47 PM
quote:Originally posted by Sdude

How long would you expect it to take to go away on it's own? I don't beleive the rotors were turned.




100 miles

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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jackb
10-05-2009, 07:29 AM
I've had my rebuilt disc set up for about 10K miles. They squeaked like crazy for the 1st several hundred miles..Intermittant (?) driving....They now will squeal when I 1st apply the brakes, or especially when wet/damp....Everything was done by the book: rebuilt calipers, turned rotors, new pads....give it few hundred hot miles...

winchesterhawk
10-05-2009, 01:20 PM
Make sure everything was greased when put together. I use synthetic brake grease on the back of all pads as well as the pins and contact points. Shoes are done at the backing plate. I have zero complaints and do a couple hundred brake jobs a year.

GTtim
10-05-2009, 06:31 PM
Do what Winchester says and there is a little clip/clamp thingy on top of the pads to hold them in place. Take the clamp thingy off and bend the legs down a bit so that when you put it back on you have to force it down to get the bolt through. This worked for me.

Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk