Hey everyone. I love my 2010 flex limited, but I am so frustrated with it lately. We do drive the flex around a lot from Toronto to NYC almost monthly, Only recently have we begun to have issues with the brakes. Squealing and break dust started to appear and similarly to my Mazda we replaced the brake pads and the rear rotars, we replaced the parts in the winter. This seemed to quelch the noise for a bit until it stated getting warmer now the noise is much louder and the dust has almost weekly covering the wheels. I have tried everything, including considering the ball bearing needing replacement... which I cannot do myself. I have stated to buy brake cleaning fluid spay in packs and keeping them in the car for short trips to apply when parked and now the rear brakes are overheating and causing great pillows of smoke. Has anyone had this happen or know what could potentially be causeing this horrendous LOUD squealing noise? How do I fix it?
PS the noise is almost a daily occurance and happens spontaniously and will often go away but come back louder. Going uphill makes the noise go away as does applying brakes. Once the break pressure is removed and the car starts moving the sound comes back. Turning also sometimes makes the noise go away. I am getting not nice stares often when I drive a vehicle I was once proud to own.
Help, embarassed to drive
Edited by Josh Misla, 27 June 2013 - 03:32 PM.