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Old 28th May 2010, 21:25   #76
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Thats right.
Once the brake pads wear down to a specific level, the wear indicator gets in contact with the disc and produces this high frequency metallic squeal.

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I have a squeeling sound when I take u-turns sometimes - posted here ->
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/hatchb...ml#post1889387 (Maruti Suzuki Swift Interiors.)

That can't possibly be because of the brakes right. It happens when I am not pressing the brakes.
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Old 28th May 2010, 21:56   #77
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Tx, GTO, Nitrous.

I have a squeeling sound when I take u-turns sometimes - posted here ->
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/hatchb...ml#post1889387 (Maruti Suzuki Swift Interiors.)

That can't possibly be because of the brakes right. It happens when I am not pressing the brakes.
I'd say there's a high probability that its the brake pads cos I've experienced the exact symptom.
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Old 29th May 2010, 18:47   #78
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Got the brakes cleaned during my 40K service today. Service guy said brake pads will last for another 15000 kms. As per him, the squealing sound is because tyres are old (harder than when new) - hence on smooth surfaces while taking a u-turn, you may hear a slight sound of tyres gripping the road - as per him, not a problem & tyres need not be changed just for this because the treads are good for another 10000 km.
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Old 10th September 2010, 14:33   #79
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I'm seeing some wear in my front brake pads at 47k km on my '07 Swift VXi. The wear has actually increased after I changed the tyres and wheels at 40k. I'm not sure about the rear brake shoes. I'm guessing even they need to changed. Please advice is anyone has changed the rear shoes and at what odo reading is this to be done. The service guys are saying that all brakes are good for another 5k km. Which will complete between now and next week.

There is no sound, all the brakes are nice and silent.
Elsewhere I read about upgrades as well. If possible I'd like to really upgrade to some good pads up front. Please advice.

Also, has anyone tried rear discs on the Swift?
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Old 10th September 2010, 18:00   #80
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So far, my Swift VXi has done 47000 in the original brake pads, and is still in great shape.
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Old 10th September 2010, 19:41   #81
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I have Sumitomo pads on my Versa - 55500 kms completed and has an estimated 10000 km of "life" left
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Old 10th September 2010, 19:59   #82
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It all depends on the vehicle is used, if the brakes are ridden or always hard braking is used then pads will last a lot less.
I tend to use my Lancer and 800 in different conditions sometimes to the max and sometimes driving like a saint
Pads of my 800 laster for 29k the rear brake shoes are still good for another 30k
and Pads of my Lancer laster for 35k and Rear shoes still have another 40k life in them.
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Old 10th September 2010, 20:06   #83
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Can the inspection of the wear indicator ( Post #74 in this thread) be done without opening up the entire assembly ?
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Old 10th September 2010, 20:12   #84
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@sdp1975
As it can be seen from the pictures in post#74 the wear indicator is located on the pads which is inside the caliper.Hence to see the wear indicator the full assembly has to opened up.
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I have gone through this entire thread now. During my 4th service (20,000), the service advisor told me to change the brake pad within another 500 kms. I also hear a squealing noise when taking a turn at low speeds ~20 kmph. So I guess I will have to change the pads.

Also, pardon me for ignorance, when you change the pads, is it fine if you change one pad or is it good to change both? My gut feel says its better to change both and not worry about the same for the next ~30K or so km. Also, I guess I have to alter my braking style as 20K is less a mileage for the pads to wear out.
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I have gone through this entire thread now. During my 4th service (20,000), the service advisor told me to change the brake pad within another 500 kms. I also hear a squealing noise when taking a turn at low speeds ~20 kmph. So I guess I will have to change the pads.
20K is unusually early for a manual petrol hatchback. I would've thought your service advisor is trying to pull a scam, however the mention of squealing at low speeds makes me believe they are on the way out. Did he manually check them or is merely guessing on the source of the sound? I'd double check as worn pads will squeal even in a straight line, not just while turning.

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Also, pardon me for ignorance, when you change the pads, is it fine if you change one pad or is it good to change both?
Always replace in a pair.
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20K is unusually early for a manual petrol hatchback. I would've thought your service advisor is trying to pull a scam, however the mention of squealing at low speeds makes me believe they are on the way out. Did he manually check them or is merely guessing on the source of the sound? I'd double check as worn pads will squeal even in a straight line, not just while turning.



Always replace in a pair.
The sound is something which I am hearing and it was not told by the service advisor. Hmmm ok let me check more keenly for squeals in a straight line as well. I will double check the worn pads too. Any indicators to what might indicate a worn out pad and what would be a normal pad when I look at it? I dont think I will be able to identify the difference unless its painfully obvious.

And yes, I will replace both if I have to. Thanks for the tip
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Tata Safari, rear brake pads changed @ 1Lac kms. Currently the car is clocked 2,10,000kms and still going on its 2nd set of pads at rear and stock in front.
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Brake pads, if used normally in city conditions, should easily last at least 35-40k kms depending on the vehicle.

At times though, they tend to become hard and will squeak but the only remedy if they become hard is to replace them, unless you are ok with the squeaks.
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Tata Safari, rear brake pads changed @ 1Lac kms. Currently the car is clocked 2,10,000kms and still going on its 2nd set of pads at rear and stock in front.
Thats really awesome and here I am changing the pads for 20,000 km . I guess I have to use more engine braking and reduce hard and sudden braking (not that I do it much but still)
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