Need some advise on loud brakes. They sqeak like all get all. I'm talking fingernails on chalkboard loud. Children screaming sounds like a nice spring shower in comparision.
Since TT was new. I took off hubs no broken parts or clips, plently on pads, mags all good and flat, no real abnormal wear, adjusted them to slight drag, and still bad. (maybe worse). One hub showed some slight wear and could use replacing, but it's not even the loudest.
Bearing's repacked and had no signs of wear. Ez lubes as well so they were well greased.
I suspect it Is the mags running against the hubs are what's creating the sound. Which is what it's supposed to do. The spring behind the mags are very weak in nature. Should they be?
My car hauler has brakes and they don't make these noises.
Do all wheels do it? Can someone walk along side to see if it is ALL hubs, or just one? If just one, disconnect magnet, and see if noise goes away to be sure. If only one, perhaps have drum trued where pads AND magnet go?
Just my guesses
2010 Ford Expedition TV
2010 Outback 230RS Toybox, 5390# UVW, 6800# Loaded Not yet camped in Hawaii, 2 Canada Provinces, & 2 Territories I can't be lost because I don't care where this lovely road is going
Thinking about just buying new hubs, brake kits, bearings, races, seals, and all. Priced it out at ~$400. (upgrade to auto adjust brakes) at e-trailer. I've got north of 8k miles on them and they have made racket the entire time!
Pretty sure that's killing a fly with a hammer, but I already wasted a day on it and don't want to waste much more than one more.
Should be two wires, four bolts, bearing pack and done for each hub. Maybe driving the races if they don't come in the hubs, but i have the tools for that already. With the auto adjust it should be forget about it time until TT gets replaced for 5er in a year or so.
With my blindness it makes it a chore as well to troubleshoot, drive, repeat, cycle repeat, yuck!
Only time my trailer brakes squealed I found one had a broken magnet clip.
All accounted for in that regard. It really ticked me off that it seemed to get louder! Spent all that time and nothing to show for it.
I didn't figured I'd get many bites here. I mean after you go though them and no broken parts, pads, hubs, and mags look goo what else is there? I think maybe a hub is out of round or something. Should have shown wear though.
I just bought all new stuff so well see where that get me. My Dad had thought about putting some on a trailer he uses to haul stuff to/from swap meets so I'll just give him the old ones to play with. Maybe he can figure them out.
It will probably be my last upgrade before replacing this TT over the next year with a 5er so hey it might be a small selling point that it has self adjusting brakes!
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Should hurt either. Can't wait to upgrade so I can start over. I'm running out of ideas for mods on this one!
Just a shot in the dark. You said this has been happening since it was new. We're the brakes actually working, or just making noise? When you tear into it again make sure the brakes and backing plates were installed on the correct side. When getting the new brake parts you might check out easternmarine.com, they have sales on Dexter Never adjust from time to time, that's were I got mine.