Brake Pads and Rotors
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Why would brakes on a 2003 Ford Focus still squeak at low speeds when both front and back pads and rotors have been replaced?

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2005-10-25 14:41:48
2005-10-25 14:41:48

Either someone left the sound suppressors off or/and didn't spray with the soundproofing.

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