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Old 04-19-2012, 03:12 PM
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Hey everyone.

I've got a 2010 4x2 Patriot with 51,000 miles on it. I bought it used with 34,000 a year ago.

When I got it, it had new tires and brakes, the tires now need to be replaced. I'm okay with that.

The breaks seem to be in decent shape. The problem I have is that every now and again, when I'm stopping, I hear a loud metal on metal squeak. It happens when I back out of my driveway (it's a decline down to the street) and sometimes when breaking. Maybe 15-20% of the time breaking.

Anyone experience this or have an idea what it might be? I'm not breaking when going down the driveway, yet it still makes the noise.

Thanks for any and all help!
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:56 PM
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Worn down brake pads can do that, they have a wear tab intended to make noise and warn you as the pads wear down, if you do a lot of city driving or anything that causes you to brake a lot they'll wear faster.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:21 PM
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Could be worn pads.
But the steep makes me think its the abs kicking in.
The abs does make a loud metal grinding sound.
If your ever on a wet roadway, where its safe, brake hard and go into a controlled skid, see if abs sound is the same.
Controlled skid, make sure conditions are safe to do so.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:46 PM
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OP doesn't say where he is but if it is humid the rotors will rust overnight.
Your first brake application will scrub that off but it does make a noise.

Lets remember that 4x2 Pats have discs up front and drums in the rear.
You need to do two things fairly regularly with drums.
1) Use the E brake or parking brake often. That is how the drums stay in "tune"
2) Drive in reverse and apply brakes. I use an empty parking lot or a deserted country road and simply carve figure 8's in reverse, stopping often, for a few cycles every now and then.

Last thing to remember...if the squealers on your brakes are sounding off, you know it, they squeal and quite loud. If you are getting metal on metal, again you know it, it sounds awful.

If you are getting a random noise its time for the Italian tune up on them, brake hard in reverse, in forward, stomp on them harder than usual. See what happens.
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Oh, and you shouldn't need tires after only 17,000 miles.

I'd get my alignment checked if that was my wear out miles.
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Then again, abs sound isn't exactly a squeak.
More like a crunch, grind,
Most likely pads
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:26 PM
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Hey everyone.

I've got a 2010 4x2 Patriot with 51,000 miles on it. I bought it used with 34,000 a year ago.

When I got it, it had new tires and brakes, the tires now need to be replaced. I'm okay with that.

The breaks seem to be in decent shape. The problem I have is that every now and again, when I'm stopping, I hear a loud metal on metal squeak. It happens when I back out of my driveway (it's a decline down to the street) and sometimes when breaking. Maybe 15-20% of the time breaking.

Anyone experience this or have an idea what it might be? I'm not breaking when going down the driveway, yet it still makes the noise.
Did you mean you had OEM tires? Or did it get new replacement tires when you bought it? I'm with Metaxa if those were new and worn out after only 17,000 miles. Only 34,000 from the factory tires isn't very impressive either.
If you got 51,000 out of the factory tires, you did OK.

If you're talking about a squeak, my rear brakes squeak on my 4X2 just before I come to a stop when I'm braking. Always have. The dealer declined to replace the pads. Service mgr said they get dirt in there and she could have them cleaned, but it would be a waste of money. As soon as I got more dirt in there they'd be squeaking again, and I'd come back angry.

Rear brakes (on any vehicle) tend to squeak because they do less work and they will gather rust. They'll rust faster if you park on a dirt driveway, too.

If you're getting a persistent squeak-squeak-squeak on every rotation, its probably the wear indicator telling you to replace the pads. Seems premature at 54,000, however. Some people are getting phenomenal longevity out of Patriot brakes; I'm still on originals at 85,000, and others on this site have gone over 100,000.
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Times for new pads!
I would go with ceramic. I bought some for my Pat in Jan 2011 and this late Jan when I sold it, they were only 5% worn. Not too shabby for 15K miles of wear on them.
I changed them out bc I hit the warning tab for that awesome metal on metal sound *cringe*
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Mine squeaks when backing out of the garage and stopping on the inclined driveway. It seems very prevelant when the car has been thru rain or the carwash and it's only in Reverse. My pads get checked with every oil change and with 55,000 miles, are still in good shape--but then I don't drive as if every stop sign is going to turn green...
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