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Old 10-13-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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So the brakes started squealing at 25k.

And the dealership charged me 48 bucks to inspect, then hand me a printout saying that this is a 'known issue,' that is not covered by warranty.

The printout suggests to stop fast, to lessen the squealing.

It's not as impressive to pull into a parking lot and get looks for squealing, rather than the ride itself, as I used to.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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I just upgraded to the CTS-V/ZL1 brakes and took a look at things on the stock SS setup when they came off.

Personally if my brakes started squeaking I would disassemble, inspect pads, clean the caliper a backs of the pads with Brake Cleaner (a can a corner is not completely unreasonable) then lube the backs of the pads with either Permatex or CRC's synthetic brake lube.

The build up of brake dust and other dirt, debris will cause the pads to vibrate which will make them squeal.

You may find that your pads are worn. If you want just simple low dusting replacements the Raybestos ProStops from Pep Boys have been good to me in the past on many cars. If you drive performance oriented look into the Hawk HPS pads. I just installed mine and they seem good but it's only been a couple hundred miles. So I can't give an honest review/evaluation.

You also may want to look into the surface of the rotors and make sure they don't have excessive pad deposits. They may need to be cleaned and you will have to re-bed the pads.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:48 PM   #3
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Does your rotor look like this?

Haha jk, no wonder my buddies wife refused to drive her Acadia!
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:12 PM   #4
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Please use the search function, two threads with tons of info in the past week that would help you.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:14 AM   #5
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Hi crateish,

I am sorry to hear of this issue you are experiencing! I would be happy to locate a different dealership in your area for a second opinion. You may send a private message at any time with your name, address, phone number, and VIN. Thank you!

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And the dealership charged me 48 bucks to inspect, then hand me a printout saying that this is a 'known issue,' that is not covered by warranty.

The printout suggests to stop fast, to lessen the squealing.

It's not as impressive to pull into a parking lot and get looks for squealing, rather than the ride itself, as I used to.
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