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97 Nissan Sentra, Brake Noise Advice
Q: The brakes have been squeaking since I purchased my Ď97 Sentra GXE. I guess I was misled at time of purchase. I was told they were cold, or just the metal on metal, and would wear down and go away. Three months later it still squeaks. Iíve been told now that I have to live with it. Lubrication did not help. I was also told I am solo because the rotors were not vented on the car and the pad is thick. They did not recommend going to softer pads because it would not be as safe they said, and would have to be replaced quite often. I don't want to live with the noise; it's a really nice car, except for that. Itís very embarrassing. Please help me......Mark Z.

A: Youíre the victim, youíve been deceived. The brake noise is due to either poor workmanship or discount (pray they stop) brake parts or both. The fix will require top quality aftermarket or original equipment brake parts. To rid yourself of the embarrassment is going to require paying someone to do the brake job right with the right parts.

 
     
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