Brake pads squeaking in reverse

nissan
sentra

#1

Got new Nissan brake pads out in by my local mechanic. I noticed they squeak a little going slowly in reverse. Any idea why and what I can do? Thanks


#2

Do they squeak only when you apply the brakes in reverse or whenever you move in reverse?


#3

Usually most vehicle repair has 30 day warranty so if you haven’t you should ask the place that did the work if you have a problem.


#4

Were the rotors turned (machined) or replaced? If so, take it back and complain…If not, I’ll give you something to try…


#5

There’s a lot of reason brake pads squeak. I presume you are asking here for ideas what to do other than the obvious one of going back to the shop. On a new install, makes sense to give them some time to bed to the rotor. If after a month say they still squeak what I’d do is remove the pads and sand them and the rotors with some sandpaper to produce some cross-hatching on both surfaces. That has worked for me. Could also try relieving the edges on the pads a bit, so they don’t make 90 degree angles, but are sloped a little.


#6

Yes rotors were cut.


#7

Try to put anti-squeal grease. If the rotors were resurfaced, make sure there’s enough thickness left.


#8

Do they squeak every time you go in reverse or just sometimes?