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DebbieWinchester

2014 Invincible Brake Squeak

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Hi all - new to this and not very mechanically minded. We bought a gorgeous 64 plate Invincible (2.0) in February - used car from Hendy Ford. Within a few weeks we had a really bad grinding from the front brakes which they claimed were bedding in noises. Then when it became unbearable they took the brakes off and found a stone, they filed if that's the right term the pads and replaced. Noise got worse so they ended up replacing them - with universal brake parts! All along, there was also a squeaking noise at low speed/gentle braking.  Squeaking got worse took it back they did a bit more filing and so it went on. After the 6th visit they admitted to universal brake parts and ordered in genuine Toyota parts and replaced the front pads & discs. Squeaking subsided briefly but now after 4 weeks its back up to embarrassing levels (and now also happens when braking in reverse which it didn't do originally) - I've seen on a US site that this might be a common problem - does anyone have any experience of it or know anything about it please?

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Was the work done under the Ford dealer's warranty or have you been bearing the cost yourself?

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As I understand, there should be a pair of anti-squeal brake shims installed between each brake pad and the corresponding brake caliper. It 'sounds' as though these may have been installed incorrectly or even be missing altogether ...

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