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I bought my 76 280 last august. In september i decided i would do a front break job since i had a little shimmy in the wheel when i would stop. I had to get new rotors (i got pretty cheap ones) and i also got pretty inexpensive pads. as soon as the pads set in they started to squeal horribly, worse than a city bus. Since then i have put another set of rotors(brembo) two different kinds of pads(im now on nissan pads) and a set of remanufactured caliapers from nopi. i noticed that they squeal because they become overheated and then glaze, so i looked at the rear brakes. they needed to be adjusted, so i fixed that and they still squeal and screech. Does anyone know what the **** is going on? this has been a 5 month brake job and im getting tired of it. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Did you replace the anti-squeal shims? Also did you lube the back of the pads and contact points with anti-squeal lube? Other than to suggest this I can't be of much help, but I did a lot of front brake work a while back and haven't had any trouble on my '83.

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> I bought my 76 280 last august. In september
> i decided i would do a front break job since
> i had a little shimmy in the wheel when i
> would stop. I had to get new rotors (i got
> pretty cheap ones) and i also got pretty
> inexpensive pads. as soon as the pads set in
> they started to squeal horribly, worse than
> a city bus. Since then i have put another
> set of rotors(brembo) two different kinds of
> pads(im now on nissan pads) and a set of
> remanufactured caliapers from nopi. i
> noticed that they squeal because they become
> overheated and then glaze, so i looked at
> the rear brakes. they needed to be adjusted,
> so i fixed that and they still squeal and
> screech. Does anyone know what the **** is
> going on? this has been a 5 month brake job
> and im getting tired of it. PLEASE
> HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> THANKS.
 

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> I bought my 76 280 last august. In september
> i decided i would do a front break job since
> i had a little shimmy in the wheel when i
> would stop. I had to get new rotors (i got
> pretty cheap ones) and i also got pretty
> inexpensive pads. as soon as the pads set in
> they started to squeal horribly, worse than
> a city bus. Since then i have put another
> set of rotors(brembo) two different kinds of
> pads(im now on nissan pads) and a set of
> remanufactured caliapers from nopi. i
> noticed that they squeal because they become
> overheated and then glaze, so i looked at
> the rear brakes. they needed to be adjusted,
> so i fixed that and they still squeal and
> screech. Does anyone know what the **** is
> going on? this has been a 5 month brake job
> and im getting tired of it. PLEASE
> HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> THANKS.

I did put shims on the back of the pads. This noise is generated between the pads and the rotors. It only does it when the brake pedal is depressed. Thats why this problem is so tough. ive also got all the hardware on them.
thanks again.
 

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> I did put shims on the back of the pads.
> This noise is generated between the pads and
> the rotors. It only does it when the brake
> pedal is depressed. Thats why this problem
> is so tough. ive also got all the hardware
> on them.
> thanks again.
overheated and glazed Driver habit? Drive it gently for the first 200 miles, and the pad's shouldn't glaze (unless you are really honking along). Also you may not be getting enough air on the brake pads (stock z wheels are bad about this)
Last thing . METALLIC BRAKE PADS!
 
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