new brakes make squealing sound when cold....

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by MoJo, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. MoJo

    MoJo Guest

    I just changed the front brakes on my 98 Honda Accord. Now whenever I
    am backing the car out of my drive way in the morning the brakes make
    a squealing sound. This sound goes away in a few minutes once I have
    driven for a few miles. Any idea what could be causing this?
    Also, how do you reset the maint. required light on the 98 Honda? I
    remeber the 96 had a little button on the dash that you had to press.
    I think my mechanic forgot to reset it this time.
    MoJo, Oct 29, 2003
  2. did you use copper grease/similar on the metal part of the pad?

    \(\) |V| 3 G A, Oct 29, 2003
  3. MoJo

    Tegger® Guest

    (MoJo) melodiously murmured in

    Crap aftermarket pads.
    Tegger®, Oct 30, 2003
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    John Horner Guest

    Most likely the pads. Many aftermarket brake pads are noisy.
    John Horner, Oct 30, 2003
  5. MoJo

    I'm not nuts Guest

    press the tripneter button and hold it, start car and continue holding
    button till light goes out... its in the manual
    I'm not nuts, Oct 30, 2003
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    Chip Stein Guest

    aftermarket pads will do this almost everytime. what kind did you install?
    Chip Stein, Oct 30, 2003
  7. MoJo

    Andy & Carol Guest


    I always buy Honda pads, just bought new pads for
    my 98 Accord, smooth and quiet. Stops in straight line,
    with no pulling.
    Andy & Carol, Oct 31, 2003
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    Robert Guest

    What is the average life of the oem brake pads?

    Robert, Oct 31, 2003
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    E. Meyer Guest

    That question is impossible to answer because it depends almost totally on
    how you use the brakes. On my '96 Odyssey, the fronts lasted 70k miles and
    the rears went at 117k miles.
    E. Meyer, Oct 31, 2003
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