Jump to content

Reverse brake squeal


Recommended Posts

Hi, I own a 2007 Ford Edge SE.  It has been a while since we changed the brake pads.  I plan on doing this project but I want to make sure I replace the right parts for the problem.  The vehicle squeals while reversing, especially in the morning.  It sits in a carport but not a garage.  I've read where moisture can cause it.  However, even when warm it squeals some


There are no performance issues noticeable with the brakes other than that.  I figured I would replace them because it has been maybe 4 years now.  


When we had the breaks done last, the rotors were not replaced. Im assuming they are the OEM rotors.  


Is it recommended I do the front and rear brakes and rotors,  or front OR rear?  


I know when we had the last brake job done, it was because of the reverse squealing and it did not fix the noise.  We were about to move so i didn't have time to deal with the shop that did it.  now I plan on doing them again myself.  so if there is anything I should look for or replace to fix the issue, I'd appreciate it.  Thanks

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

That squeal is a common problem, especially with Ford pads.  Very common first thing in the morning too, after the rotors have "cooked" in the humidity and have built up surface rust.


When I switched to Power Stop brakes, the problem went away completely.  Still get light rust buildup, but it grinds away within a few seconds of first brake application.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 years later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...