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Old 11-09-2010, 05:55 AM
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Rear Brake Noise

Well, for the past 3 months I've been hearing a noise on the rear driver side drum brake. What is unusual, is that it is a squeaking noise whenever I let go of the brakes. For example, whenever I am at a red light and let go of the brake to accelerate, there is a squeaking noise. And that is the only time I hear it, whenever I take my foot off of the brake at a stop sign, red light or putting my car into drive. Anyone know what this could be or if anyone else has experienced this? Thanks!
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Sounds like your springs in the drum are failing or sticking.
Might be a good time to take the drum apart, and clean out all the crap inside.
A little brake grease where needed, and it should be all good.
At worst, you may need a new spring kit (which should be pretty cheap).
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Thanks for your response and help!
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I am not 100% sure about the Calibers (my SRT is disk with drum e-brake), but I know on the Neons (which is probably the same design) the auto-adjusters tend to rust solid, so now would be a really good time to inspect and grease it. This will save you loads of hate down the road.
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I have that same squeek and was wondering what it was my 08 cali only has 39000 on it I just got the car a few days ago and started hearing it today so to the dealer it goes
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I just started to hear this too just got snow and cold weather could this be the issue?
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Arrow Same Issue!!

Hi, I'm a newbie here! Couldn't help but share that I'm having the same problem with my 2011 Caliber. Just got it a month ago. Brakes squeal also, intermittently. Had the car back in to the dealer "twice", the noise still there. Guess I need to take it to a reputable brake shop, huh? What do you all think?
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I have a 2011 Mainstream having the same problems listed above. I have replace the drum, new spring kit, replace the brake shoes with different type but still have the same results. I have a knocking and squealing noise. What is the fix? I have been driving around with this issue over a year. Please tell me there is a fix or a replacement.
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If you have rear brake drums have them turned, I have a 2010 Caliber and it squealed all the time. Right out of the dealership. Had them turned and it never squealed again. GL
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