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    Brake Squeak

    I had my front discs and pads changed recently and all was fine. I've done about 500 miles on them, but they are now starting to squeak, the sqeuak is continuous but only happens on light/medium brakeing (When I brake heavily the squeak goes away) They have been this way for about 3 weeks now.

    Any ideas on what the problem could be?
    Should I take the car back to the garage?

    Any help of course is much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

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    try spraying brake cleaner on the discs
    and take wheels off and remove dust/particles from around the pad

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    Right, douzed the disc in brake cleaner along with the pads but is still happening. Seems to be squeaking below 40mph. The other thing is the squeak is coming from the wheel on which my last disc had warped after 9 months for no apparent reason.

    Could this be happening again??
    What reasons are there for a disc warping?
    Any other ideas?

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    Are you brake calipers in good condition...? Free moving...

    Are slider bolts clean of brake dust?

    Are your calipers painted...? Sometime the paint around where the pads moved can cause problems.
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    The calipers aren't painted as for the other bits and peices I am not 100% sure. The pads and discs were changed by a garagre about 3 weeks ago, so I would assume so (thats why im wondering wether I should take it back or not)

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