Jim Grant's Tech Tips
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.
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.