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Well I knew about this issue before I bought my PM. Just started at 500 miles in mild, rainy weather.

Hopefully Dodge will acknowledge it and do something about it but I won't hold my breath. In 20k miles or so after I've pissed off a lot of pedestrians I'll get new pads >:D
 

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Use the CRC brake squeal treatment. For about $10 it cures about 95% of it (for me at least). You only need to do the front disks, btw.
 

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I don't expect Dodge to do anything because it happens on Ducato's too. My dealer said, its to be expected with metallic brakes at times.

Maybe it's part of the pros and cons of great (powerful) brake pads. They sure beat the stopping power of any pickup truck pads I've ever had.

I've noticed mine squeak more when cold. A few hard stops and they stop squeaking. I found a guy on youtube claiming blowing off the brake dust with compressed air can help. Haven't tried that yet.
 

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Mine squeak all the time. I have almost 9k miles on mine, the dealership told me that Dodge does not have a fix for this issue.
 

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I don't expect Dodge to do anything because it happens on Ducato's too. My dealer said, its to be expected with metallic brakes at times.

Maybe it's part of the pros and cons of great (powerful) brake pads. They sure beat the stopping power of any pickup truck pads I've ever had.

I've noticed mine squeak more when cold. A few hard stops and they stop squeaking. I found a guy on youtube claiming blowing off the brake dust with compressed air can help. Haven't tried that yet.
I believe the dust thing, when I power wash the wheels it is quiet for some time. I used permatex disc brake quiet on the fronts. When it is cold they squeal a bit until warmed up.
 

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My 2500 159 has been squealing since 150 miles. Chrysler just keeps saying that their engineers are working on it. Has anyone tried other brake pads? Never have I had a vehicle that creates this much brake dust or makes this much noise. I would gladly trade brake life for less noise.
 

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Well it's been about 6k miles since I did it and although at times there is a quick low grade squeal it's certainly not bad enough to make me want to take the time to do it again. I really think the only sure cure will be to use softer pads than the OEM ones.
 

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Use the CRC brake squeal treatment. For about $10 it cures about 95% of it (for me at least). You only need to do the front disks, btw.
Did you pull the pads to install it?

BTW FedEx brakes squealed pulling up to house today. Maybe it's a thing with long wear commercial brakes.
 

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Yes it goes between the back of the pads and the caliper piston. There are no shims on the pads which, I'm sure, helps contribute to the squeak. Not a perfect fix but well worth the $10 it costs!

My Sprinter's brakes never squeaked but that's about the only good thing I can say about it
 

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At car wash today, I stuck the wand thru the wheel spokes and blasted the brakes. No squeaks on the ride home.
 

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Mine started squeaking at 150 miles, so if its brake dust causing this I should only have to wash or hit them with compressed air about 2 or 3 times a week to solve the problem. Fix it again Tony!
 

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I was under the impression that the squealing wasn't caused by brake dust, it was caused by slightly loose pads. I haven't even complained about squealing to the dealer because I had read (here) that when it comes time to do a brake job using some anti-squeal paste on new pads should solve the problem. Your thoughts?
 

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Latest on noisy brakes from Chrysler

"Regarding the noisy brake concerns on your ProMaster vehicle. Here is the most recent update received from Chrysler Engineering addressing the brake issue: The new materials for the Rear Brake pads have been tested and results show significant improvement. The Rear Pad kits have not been released yet. The Front brake pad materials are still being tested and are not yet scheduled for release. Thank you again for your patience in these matters. I will update you again as soon as I have any new information from engineering. Have a great day....The engineering group is actively working on a resolution for the ProMaster. They are aware of the tire pressure monitor issue. Presently the engineering group is working on a resolution. It is recommended the customer wait until new resolution is released that will provide a permanent resolution. The noise does not pose a safety issue. Thank you again for your patience in these matters. I will update you again as soon as I have any new information from engineering. Have a great day..."
 

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On the resolution above from Chrysler Engineering, I am sure it will equate to us paying to have them re-install the improved pads, labor/equip. It won't be a freebie from the dealer. It SHOULD BE, but won't.

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Cynical Burt
 

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In my opinion the front have a slight design flaw. The outside caliper has a small footprint
on the out side pad.
Since the small contact area is so small and does not spread the load, the liner just does not
last. Even CRC disc brake quiet will not last but I am giving it another shot.

I am sure this is why they are taking so long as to solve the problem.
Look at picture below.
 
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