New brakes from Subaru are squealing.

Lemmon714
Learner Driver
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri May 20, 2016 9:09 am

New brakes from Subaru are squealing.

Postby Lemmon714 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:43 am

Took my car for service the other week and I got the call saying that my front brakes needed to be replaced because they were down to 2ml.

I told them to go ahead with the change.

I went and picked up the car and as I was driving home noticed that they now squeal really loudly as I brake. I took it back to them the following day and they told me there was nothing that could be done as due to this being the nature of "sports brakes" , this never occurred before the change so why now? Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

Cheers!

mv75
WRX STi Driver
Posts: 888
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:26 pm
Location: Brisbane Northside.

Re: New brakes from Subaru are squealing.

Postby mv75 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:39 pm

Depends on what they replaced them with. Find out what pads they put on, and if they replaced the shims or not.

Dsin
Learner Driver
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:23 pm
Location: Melbourne

Re: New brakes from Subaru are squealing.

Postby Dsin » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:22 pm

What year/model? That is a pretty poor explanation by them..
02 STi - no mods.. yet

ratty05
Impreza RS Driver
Posts: 146
Joined: Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:23 pm

Re: New brakes from Subaru are squealing.

Postby ratty05 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:02 pm

Anyone know where you can buy just the shims (for a 2010 STI) ?
I'm on my second set of pads now where it's squealing like a cut pig and it's getting a little tiresome.

mv75
WRX STi Driver
Posts: 888
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:26 pm
Location: Brisbane Northside.

Re: New brakes from Subaru are squealing.

Postby mv75 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:34 pm

The Subaru pads should come with them.

ratty05
Impreza RS Driver
Posts: 146
Joined: Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:23 pm

Re: New brakes from Subaru are squealing.

Postby ratty05 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:51 am

mv75 wrote:The Subaru pads should come with them.


I've got PMu pads, I think when they did the previous pad change they threw them out :(

mv75
WRX STi Driver
Posts: 888
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:26 pm
Location: Brisbane Northside.

Re: New brakes from Subaru are squealing.

Postby mv75 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:10 am

That's the problem, they'll squeal no matter what. Got to get Subaru pads if you want quiet.

ratty05
Impreza RS Driver
Posts: 146
Joined: Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:23 pm

Re: New brakes from Subaru are squealing.

Postby ratty05 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:44 am

Bugger, squeal it is then!

User avatar
KevO-954
Fireblade/WRX Driver
Fireblade/WRX Driver
Posts: 3916
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:18 pm
Location: Melbourne, Eastern suburbs

Re: New brakes from Subaru are squealing.

Postby KevO-954 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:29 pm

There is a product called anti squeal which you can buy from Repco or a brake shop, it is a red silicone type glue that is put on the back of the pads and stops any movement to eliminate squeal most times it works. :thumbs:

mv75
WRX STi Driver
Posts: 888
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:26 pm
Location: Brisbane Northside.

Re: New brakes from Subaru are squealing.

Postby mv75 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:16 pm

Oh crap yea, I forgot about that stuff. I might get around to trying some as I have horrid reverse squeal.

User avatar
MYDZYR
Learner Driver
Posts: 21
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:24 am

Re: New brakes from Subaru are squealing.

Postby MYDZYR » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:50 am

ratty05 wrote:Anyone know where you can buy just the shims (for a 2010 STI) ?
I'm on my second set of pads now where it's squealing like a cut pig and it's getting a little tiresome.


I was having the same issue, bought these shims and solved the issue:
http://www.project-mu.com.au/en/product ... _shims.php
MY13 Subaru WRX STi Spec R - World Rally Blue

ratty05
Impreza RS Driver
Posts: 146
Joined: Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:23 pm

Re: New brakes from Subaru are squealing.

Postby ratty05 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:17 am

MYDZYR wrote:
ratty05 wrote:Anyone know where you can buy just the shims (for a 2010 STI) ?
I'm on my second set of pads now where it's squealing like a cut pig and it's getting a little tiresome.


I was having the same issue, bought these shims and solved the issue:
http://www.project-mu.com.au/en/product ... _shims.php


Thanks! Ordered last night, can they be fitted easily by a moron or will I have to take it to a brake shop?

User avatar
MYDZYR
Learner Driver
Posts: 21
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:24 am

Re: New brakes from Subaru are squealing.

Postby MYDZYR » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:56 pm

ratty05 wrote:
MYDZYR wrote:
ratty05 wrote:Anyone know where you can buy just the shims (for a 2010 STI) ?
I'm on my second set of pads now where it's squealing like a cut pig and it's getting a little tiresome.


I was having the same issue, bought these shims and solved the issue:
http://www.project-mu.com.au/en/product ... _shims.php


Thanks! Ordered last night, can they be fitted easily by a moron or will I have to take it to a brake shop?


There's not a lot to it, just take the pad off and stick the shim to the back of the pad.
MY13 Subaru WRX STi Spec R - World Rally Blue

Return to “Wheels, Tyres, Brakes and Suspension”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 2 guests