Author Topic: Disk brake squeal  (Read 1671 times)


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Re: Disk brake squeal
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2012, 07:50:50 am »
Gosh Jim, that is an odd one. I'm not familiar with Shimano brakes, so don't know how solid the retaning clips are, or how they could allow a pad to just drop out. Did you have the wheel off at some point?

Not sure if you do this, but when you have a wheel off, it's a good idea to shove a little shim in between the pads to prevemt someone from squeezing the brake lever and pushing the pads together. Not intended to keep pads from falling out, but if Shimano's are known for that, then this might prevent that too. 

I'm sure the shop tech checked this, but was there damage to the rotor from the piston scraping on the disk? Worth a quick look...