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Old 03-13-2015, 10:38 PM   #1
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Do your breaks squeal on your Camaro SS?

I just bought a 2011 Camaro 2SS, and my brakes are squealing everytime I slow down to stop. I understand they are high performance Brembo Brakes, so some noise may be normal due to the metallic pads but it is pretty embarassing when coming to a stop. Does everyone else have this issue with their car?
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Old 03-13-2015, 10:49 PM   #2
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Have you inspected the brakes yet? I would not judge your cars symptoms by whether or not another cars brakes squeal. All cars brakes could squeal, heck my Z/28 was squealing this evening when I went out for pizza. I would have the brakes inspected for rotor wear, type of pads installed, anti/rattle squeak clips or shims for the pads, and that the calipers are installed with proper bolt torque. The sound your hearing is the vibration of the rotors, (similar to a wet finger around crystal wine glass).
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Old 03-13-2015, 10:50 PM   #3
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Mine due. A lot of cars do that as the brakes wear. I'm going to have mine inspected in the near future.
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Old 03-14-2015, 12:02 AM   #4
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Old 03-14-2015, 12:03 AM   #5
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Check your brake pads to make sure they don't need replacing.
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Old 03-14-2015, 12:14 AM   #6
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Brembos make some noise under light application.
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Old 03-14-2015, 12:19 AM   #7
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Old 03-14-2015, 12:33 AM   #8
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A couple things here, you indicate that you just bought it. Do you know if the previous owner or dealership may have just put new brakes on? If so, what type pad material was used? Metallic brake pads are much more prone to squealing. If semi-metallic or ceramic, were the broken in with some hard braking stops to wear them in? Just some ideas here.
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Old 03-14-2015, 12:43 AM   #9
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Mine do and always have. My rotors warped at less than 10k kms, had them machined, but the squealing didn't change. I asked this question as well before, I understand that they can glaze and hard breaking will help to remove the glazing. Not a very technical answer but is what I have been told. Car is due for service and time to check the brakes as I'm at 64k kms.
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Old 03-14-2015, 12:50 AM   #10
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I just bought a 2011 Camaro 2SS, and my brakes are squealing everytime I slow down to stop. I understand they are high performance Brembo Brakes, so some noise may be normal due to the metallic pads but it is pretty embarassing when coming to a stop. Does everyone else have this issue with their car?
The Camaro comes with metallic brake pads and metallic pads will squeal a little on light applications. Check the pads first to see if they are worn and need replacing, if they are good then do a bed in procedure and your squeal should go away for a couple months.
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Old 03-14-2015, 05:02 AM   #11
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Mine make a little "squeal" (if you want to call it that) sometimes, after the car has been sitting for a while - especially if the rotors were wet when I parked it, or it is very humid. If you look closely, you can see a light coating of rust that forms on the rotor.

I have about a 1/4 mile between my driveway and a stop sign at the end of the street. If I just apply the brakes a little firmly as I approach the stop, it rubs that rust off and no more squeal from then on - until the next time. If no moisture is on the rotors when I park it, there is no squeal when I drive it after sitting.
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Old 03-14-2015, 06:08 AM   #12
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A lot of road grime will sometimes gum up the pads and coat the rotors. I have always cleaned my rotors with rubbing alcohol on my Harley when this happens (Brembos also) and the squeal goes away. Not saying this will cure your issue.
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Old 03-14-2015, 06:57 AM   #13
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:37 AM   #14
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Mine don't now. They did with the stock brembo's but since I have done the 6 piston CTS-V conversion, they are quiet as can be.
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:57 AM   #15
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Mine never have, I'm right at 11K miles.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:02 AM   #16
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Brembos make some noise under light application.
This is the same with mine. I need to be a little harder on them.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:09 AM   #17
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Yeah, mine always have under light braking.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:11 AM   #18
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Mine do as well and my brake pads/rotors are fine.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:12 AM   #19
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i had that problem until l i switched to BAER rotors and ceramic pads. you may just need to re grease the backs of your pads.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:40 AM   #20
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Mine squeal once in a while.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:44 AM   #21
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On my 2012 they did not squeal at all. My 2010's brakes has squealed since the night I bought it. They don't squeal all of the time but at least once per drive. Dealer told me due to not apply the brakes lightly and it may stop as the guy above said, but it didn't.
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Old 03-14-2015, 12:07 PM   #22
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They don't squeal for me, but when I'm taking my foot off the brake after coming to a complete stop, they do make some weird noise. I thought it was normal
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Old 03-14-2015, 12:15 PM   #23
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Mine squeal a lot. Sometimes I can hear a squeal when I'm driving without touching the brake. Of course when I go to the dealer I get the whole can not duplicate thing.
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Old 03-14-2015, 02:08 PM   #24
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The Camaro comes with metallic brake pads and metallic pads will squeal a little on light applications. Check the pads first to see if they are worn and need replacing, if they are good then do a bed in procedure and your squeal should go away for a couple months.

The brakes have sufficient pad material left, and the brake rotors are not scored. I think the pads may just be glazed badly. The squealing is pretty bad, and tends to be worse when cold.
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Old 03-14-2015, 02:14 PM   #25
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Mine did until I switched to ceramics. Less dust also
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