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Early Detection of Noisy Brakes for Dodge Journey
The introduction of Dodge Journey in 2009 ushered a new shape to Dodge\'s vehicle roster with its 5-door body style in the mid-size, crossover SUV segment. Dodge Journey found most favor from family buyers as it offered both practicality and functionality from its reasonably priced, maximum 7-seater passenger capacity and generous storage. In 2011, model changes included improved acceleration to a stronger 283hp, 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine and upgraded brakes to larger front and rear rotors. As these enhancements were carried over, drawbacks from squeaking brakes remain. Together with its family-friendly features and acceptable driving performance, the prompt resolve of noisy brakes should turn Dodge Journey into one satisfactory family transporter. Hence, an early detection where brake squeaks come from seems vital.
Squeaking brakes from overnight nap
It\'s common to hear squeaking brakes usually in the morning when you get off from parking on your way out to work. This may be due to moisture, which was collected the night before from dew or rain, and that settled on the rotor\'s surface.
Consequently, the moisture could develop into rust, which may be scraped off by the brake pad when the rotor functions. Rust particles that get caught on the brake pad edge cause the squeaking sound of the brakes. To minimize or avoid such occurrence, you may decide to park off your vehicle in a covered garage or secure it in a climate-controlled area. Aside from rust that is captured on the brake pad edge, rust may also create pad curvatures that impact upon the rotor. In turn, these cause a thumping sound from the brake system.
Noisy brakes while driving
One source of noisy brakes while your vehicle is in motion is the brake wear indicator. This sounds off when brake pads are thinning out and needing replacement. Brake wear indicators are small metal stubs, which are attached differently to the brake pad backing via a rivet, push-on clip, or welding. These are devised to bump against the rotor before the brake pad gets depleted, thus avoiding metal grinding with the rotor\'s surface.
Brake noises may also be caused by poor quality of brake pads. Small metal particles are usually contained in brake pads. Cheap, low-quality brake pads have more metal content, which could rub against the rotor and produce high-pitch squeaking sound of the brakes. Hearing this for months can be disturbing as brake pads usually live up to 30,000 . 40,000 miles. Thus, it pays off to spend extra funds for quality brake pads that have high organic content such as fiber, resin, or rubber. You benefit not only from lesser metal scraping off the brake pad but also from fewer metal particles in the brake dust to prevent wheel discoloration.
Brake noises from the back
There\'s also the possibility that brake noise may come from your vehicle\'s rear drum brakes. This could signal that the linkage between the shoes and backing plate is already requiring lubrication. When lubrication between these critical points is used up, metal gives in to rust. The rust creates friction between the shoes and backing plate, which produces the squeaking sound at the same time with the wheels rotation. Hence, keeping the contact points sufficiently lubricated becomes imperative to eliminate squeaking brakes from behind.