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Classic Car Brakes Squeak?

I have a 57 Pontiac with disk brakes in front and drum brakes in back. In the last 2 years I have spent over 2k trying to fix these brakes and I'm ready to take this 100k car to Mexico or burn it down. Nobody can stop the squeaky brakes. I have taken it in eight times or more now and everything has been replaced 2 or more times. I get new parts all the time. Four different guys have tried to fix this. They have put on new pads over and over, it doesn't help. What's going on? Please help or see this car on TV burn.

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By George

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June 23, 20120 found this helpful

Goodness, George, please don't burn your 57 Pontiac! Those cars are wonderful. (I love old cars, too.) Perhaps you should ask your question of one of the call-in radio or TV shows that feature expert auto mechanics (unfortunately I can't remember the names of them, but maybe another ThriftyFun member can help.) If you belong to an old car club, maybe someone there can help you.

I understand your frustration, but there must be a reasonable answer. When I had brakes replaced on my 1990 Pontiac wagon, they squeaked afterward, & the mechanic told me it happens for a while when they're new, but goes away after driving a while; he was right. Maybe you haven't "driven off" the squeaking, because it's a classic car that you don't drive that much? In any case, find a pro to help you, and please don't burn the car!

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June 24, 20120 found this helpful

You might try going to google.com and typing in "why do brakes squeal." There are several answers that may help you find a solution.

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June 24, 20120 found this helpful

I read your problem to my husband and said to try softer lining. See if that works.

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Anonymous
February 22, 20160 found this helpful

Try grinding the pads to a bevel on the edges. Make sure you use grease on the pins

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