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    Unhappy Help! Front brakes!

    I recently replaced my front brakes and pads on my 1.8 16v SXI (W REG) and they were fine, I sent my car in for a service and my front left brake started to squeak (sound of pad on brake) now a few more weeks further down the line and the problem is worse. The brakes are fine for the first couple of miles but once the wheels/brakes have warmed and been applied a few times the noise is there, only constantly now. The noise goes away when I apply the brake but then starts off again as soon as I release the brake pedal.

    The noise is starting to get to me now, I've always changed my own pads and brakes on my previous cars and this is the only one that i've had noises/squeaks come from the brakes.

    Does anyone else have the same/similar problem, did you find a solution??

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    Did you use copper grease on them?

    What brand of pads are they?

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    The pads weren't anything special just ones from Halfords, but not halfords own brand.

    Didn't use any grease on them.

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    Might be worth taking them off and putting some grease on them. Though you might just find its a noisy pad and no solution other than replacement.

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    Thanks I'll give it a go!

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    Just before you go and potentially make a horrible mistake, ONLY use copper grease and ONLY put it on the back part of the pad assembly NOT on the front friction surface or brake disc.

    I'm not insulting your intelligence or competence here just pointing out something very important!!!

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    One other thing - could be that a small particle has got into the gap between the pad and disc. Give the pads and discs a good clean while you have them off with some brake cleaner fluid.

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