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I have noticed that my brakes are squealing more often now than before....i have a little over 1100 miles (1800 kms ?) and they squeal when i'm applying the brakes at 60 and slowing down to 20....if i apply them firmly they do not squeal....and the noise seems to be coming from the rear....also i looked at the rotors today and found that only one (rear driver side) has a deep groove....the rest look fine.....so my question is has DCX come up with a solution to these minor problems ??....any TSBs yet ??


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click here to read of how to "bed the brakes".
 

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6.1 liters of love said:
click here to read of how to "bed the brakes".
My car was at Stoptech a second time to finalize fitment of their big brake system. After they put the car back together we went out to "bed" the stock brakes. It took care of the squeak...for half a day.

BTW- My car has 4000 miles on it now and I'm just waiting for Chrysler to come up with a fix or the aftermarket to come out with new pads.

Chrysler is aware of the issue but does not have a fix yet.
 

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ReCoRd TiMe said:
All you can do now, is let your dealer know about this problem and wait.
I can't believe what my Service Manager told me last week. He said they were thinking about some sort of dust covers! This would mean the rotors and Brembo calipers would be hidden. I wouldn't be happy about that at all. I want to show them.

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Our local service department put a 'micro finish' on the rotors that removed most of the grooves that had started to that point and got rid of the squel. The grooves have started to come back already and I have also found that using a stream of water and hitting the caliper to rotor area seems to wash out enough of the dust and stuff to keep it quiet for several days. I wash the wheels probably every 3 or so drives, so they don't go long before a good hosing..:D

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WhiteDiamond said:
Our local service department put a 'micro finish' on the rotors that removed most of the grooves that had started to that point and got rid of the squel. The grooves have started to come back already and I have also found that using a stream of water and hitting the caliper to rotor area seems to wash out enough of the dust and stuff to keep it quiet for several days. I wash the wheels probably every 3 or so drives, so they don't go long before a good hosing..:D

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I washed my car on Monday....the brakes were silent for 4 full days until today....the squeal has returned....therefore washing your wheels and rinsing the calipers/rotors must remove some of the debris/dust that is causing the squeal noise....and am i correct in assuming that the brake pads on the SRT-8 are constantly producing dust/debris more so than other brake pads ??
 

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I'm at 8,000 miles ... and I believe my rotors are warped already ...... and of course, they squeal like little pigs .... I just smile at the people who glance over at me when I'm coming to a stop ... :)

I have to say, you would think that DC would have found some other pad compound for their top of the line luxo cruiser wearing a Chrysler badge ..... little less dust .. noise ... something ....

I'll be taking mine to the dealer for the noise in the roof, the brakes, the U-connect and my wheel alignment is out of spec too ......

I will do that after the 19th ... It might be there for a couple of days ....
 

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I ordered all new brakes and they will just be the same crap we have now just new. There is a note in the parts computer about the rear squeeling and there is nothing to fix it yet
 

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WestcoastSRT8 said:
I washed my car on Monday....the brakes were silent for 4 full days until today....the squeal has returned....therefore washing your wheels and rinsing the calipers/rotors must remove some of the debris/dust that is causing the squeal noise....and am i correct in assuming that the brake pads on the SRT-8 are constantly producing dust/debris more so than other brake pads ??
Absolutely, I actually picked up this from past vehicles I have owned. Some had squeal issues but did not produce the dust the SRT does. When I wash my vehicles, I always get the undercarriage and suspension points cleaned with hose pressure water. I noticed that doing this right at the caliper/rotor meeting point flushed a huge amount of black crap out and then the brakes would go squeal free for several days. It is standard practice on my cars now, but this one really needs it.

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This last week I just drove a 4800 Km (3000 mile) trip in 4 days,

A very minor initial squeal went away in the first 15 minutes after that not returned.

Wheels were clean at the start of the journey, rotors had minor grooving

I inspected my wheels at the end of the journey. You can just imagine the amount of brake dust after that distance - wow, and all my rotors are well grooved.

Yesterday my service manager (real nice guy) made a note of dust and grooving on my 6000km service invoice.
 

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Glad to see the high amount of brake dust, and break squeel is not only with my SRT-8.

I also have a slight shimmy when braking at around 120kph. Time to visit the dealership.
 

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Does the extended warranty cover things like warped or grooved rotors? (I doubt it somehow.....)
 

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hemiwagn said:
Does the extended warranty cover things like warped or grooved rotors? (I doubt it somehow.....)
Somebody has mentioned that even the standard DCX bumper to bumper or powertrain warranty doesn't cover them. It is a 12 month/12K mile warranty. I haven't been able to verify it through my service people, but I wouldn't dismiss it. If it is true, I doubt the extended warranty cover it(brake pads and rotors haven't been covered on any extended warranty I have had with GM).

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New Pads

I am sending the original pads to Brake World. They are going to match the backing plate and will be able to recommend replacement pads. I will post the part numbers when they are available. I am also sending in a new set of rotors to be crossed drilled and plated... I will let you know how that works out as well.
 

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I am sending the original pads to Brake World. They are going to match the backing plate and will be able to recommend replacement pads. I will post the part numbers when they are available. I am also sending in a new set of rotors to be crossed drilled and plated... I will let you know how that works out as well.
Getting some of the aftermarket involved is a good idea. One of the original rumors was that the SRT team and Brembo where coming up with a new compound for the pad and would be replacing the pads at some point.

I would just make sure you have this noted in your service log at a dealership incase it takes longer for them to do it than it takes you to hit 12K miles or 12 months.

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Front Calipers same as Viper

I spoke to John Hennesey (spelling?) last week and was pretty sure that the front calipers are the same as the Vipers so it should be pretty easy to find aftermarket pads for them. The rears are different however. I just wanted to make sure that I had a proper replacement pads so that I wouldnt just mess-up the new rotors after being drilled & plated.
 

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WhiteDiamond said:
One of the original rumors was that the SRT team and Brembo where coming up with a new compound for the pad and would be replacing the pads at some point.

Todd
It's no rumor. The fix in the form of a TSB is coming. They are being deliberate about this because of the cost involved. If they have to do it twice, heads will roll. Stand by.
 

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Fix coming soon?

At what time will they address the problem for new builds? Seems that if they have a solution to the problem that they would want to introduce it on the new builds ASAP to minimize the cost and overall number of fixes.
 

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A TSB would be great. I'll be waiting to see it on here, so I can carry it to the dealer so they don't give me any problems with it. I've got some small grooving, some minor noise, but it's not too bad right now.
 
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