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How to eliminate brake noise?
Brake noise can be caused by a variety of factors, including worn or damaged brake pads, improper installation, or contamination on the brake rotor or pad surface. Here are a few steps you can take to eliminate brake noise:
Inspect the brake pads: Worn or damaged brake pads can cause noise. If the pads are worn down or cracked, they should be replaced.
Check the brake rotor: The brake rotor should be inspected for damage or warping. If it’s damaged, it should be replaced.
Clean the brake pad and rotor surface: Contamination on the brake pad or rotor surface can cause noise. Use a brake cleaner to thoroughly clean both surfaces before installing the new brake pads.
Install brake pads correctly: Ensure the brake pads are installed properly and are in the correct position. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for proper installation.
Consider using brake pad shims: Installing brake pad shims between the brake pads and caliper can help reduce noise by dampening vibration.
Use high-quality brake pads: High-quality brake pads can reduce noise and improve braking performance. Look for pads with a good reputation for reducing noise.
If the above steps do not resolve the brake noise, it may be necessary to take the vehicle to a professional mechanic for further diagnosis and repair.