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Old 01-26-2013, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by natman589 View Post
the squeal is still there, just not as bad as before i took pliers to it, so im going to go at it again and see what i can do.

Also, i had never heard of needing to bed in your parking brake, although it makes sense. i gave it a go 5-6 times, and it doesnt seem to have improved any. since the parking brake does actually hold the car on my driveway, would it be acceptable to simply adjust the parking brake to a tighter level?
Yes. You probably need to adjust the parking brake at each back wheel. Only if this does not do it do you tighten the adjustment at the parking brake handle in the car. Also as jhurless mentioned, you have a bent backing plate. Do not try to bend it back with pliers. You need a small pry bar between the backing plate and the rotor. Wedge it back into place or you will butcher it.
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