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This is driving me crazy <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> .<br>Little history on this problem with my '04 S60R. Bought the car used about 8 months ago or so. Starting having bad brake fade problems. Took it to RickenBaugh and found that the dealer I originally bought it from turned the rotors to far past the minimum level. Figured I would replace with a nice set of slotted and dimple drilled rotors and new pads. These are Brembo OEM rotors from Brake Performance that are CNC'd to create the slots and dimple drills. Pads are no name, Semi-Metallic but fit perfectly.<br>Symptoms - while turning the car, even slightly, to the left and loading the right side of the car, get wicked bad squeal. Almost sounds like a high pitched grinding.<br>What I have tried - put the orange anti-squeak goop on all new pads front and rear - no luck<br>Tried using old pads on front - no luck - same on rear - no luck. I greased all the contact points on the Brembo callipers that the pads contact. Thought I might have goofed something up on the internal e-brake on the right side as I tried pulling off old rotor with e-brake engaged ( <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> , habit to keep the car stable while off the ground) I did not see anything to indicate a problem in there. Might have sheared a bolt or something in there as the e-brakes themselves seem to float which may be by design. <br>I have put over 100 miles on the car and still get the same results. My Father is a mechanic and I worked for his alignment shop for quite sometime so brakes are not new to me. About to take to an independent mechanic to have them check this out as I am out of ideas at this point.<br>Any help or direct would be very appreciated as I, like the other 24 million unemployed people in the US, am pretty broke right now and of course need my car. <p>Thanks,<br>
 

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Re: 2004 S60R, Brake squeal problem when turning left after new slotted and di ... (mrwhite94)

You might have bent the backing plate behind the rotor, just bend it back out. I had the same thing happen under load but on the front driver's side.
 

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Re: 2004 S60R, Brake squeal problem when turning left after new slotted and di ... (xman03)

cool, will check that out. totally possible and woudl probably same some $ since i am unemployed at the moment. BTW nice ride....
 

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Re: 2004 S60R, Brake squeal problem when turning left after new slotted and di ... (xman03)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xman03</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You might have bent the backing plate behind the rotor, just bend it back out. I had the same thing happen under load but on the front driver's side. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Better still, just take the damn thing off.
 

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Re: 2004 S60R, Brake squeal problem when turning left after new slotted and di ... (Warpedcow)

WOOOHOOOOO.....!!!!! Fricken sweet. that got it. That was driving me crazy simply because these brakes are the easiest i have ever worked on. I just needed some "new eyes" and some one who experienced this them selves. <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thanks xman03.
 

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Re: 2004 S60R, Brake squeal problem when turning left after new slotted and di ... (mrwhite94)

No problem <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 2004 S60R, Brake squeal problem when turning left after new slotted and di ... (xman03)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xman03</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No problem <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>It sucks when you remove a wheel and it falls off the hub cause no studs, well when the wheels fall off they crush the backing plates EVERY TIME!! lol it sucks, you got to drive back in the shop bend them out, man how nice would wheel studes would be.
 

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Re: 2004 S60R, Brake squeal problem when turning left after new slotted and di ... (mrwhite94)

Wheel bearings are shot causing the axle to flex when cornering and allowing the rotor to rub up into the pad?<p>We suspect this with my brother's WRX with 120 miles on bearings. It has been making grinding sounds from his new rotors and pads when fully loaded when making left or right turns. It is coming from his front and rears.<p>When driving straight do you notice a bearing hum/wine when loading the trans when lightly stepping on the gas?<p>I am getting this from the front left hub of my R when accelerating slightly enough to load the trans and when I let off it dissapears. When I go around corners my left front disc makes slight grinding sounds. I suspect the left hub is shot. I have prob 2k on my 2 piece Evolve rotors.
 
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