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I am tired of squeaky brakes so Iím looking for the best option for replacing.
Brakes squeak for two reasons... They're glazed from heat and poor braking habits. Or the pads are cracked which allows them to "sing" from vibrations. Cracking can also be from heat or just bad manufacturing.
Should the brake pedal pump all the way to the floor with the engine not running?
Be very cautious of pumping the brake pedal all the way to the floor because what that does is shove the master cylinder plunger too far into the rough area of the cylinder which can damage the plunger. Its not uncommon to hear people say they have to replace the master cylinder coincidentally right after bleeding their brakes. Thats why...
If possible, only pump the pedal about the same distance as you would under normal braking, or use a vacuum bleeder system to suck the fluid through.
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