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    Hi dose anyone have a problem with the front brakes squealing when brakeing . Iv got a 2.2dti elite 5 door 2003 i put new discs and pads on about 11 months ago and its done it ever since . Iv had the brakes apart more than i care to remember (loads of copper grease) . The brakes on the rear are ok . Very strange ,

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    Vehicle : Vauxhall Astra-J

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    Year : 2013

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    Did you fit reputable pads and discs, or 'el cheapo / an other brand?

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    I dont remember the make but i bought them from motoquip kidderminster.

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    Suggest they are removed and the backings well coppergreased and refitted

    just read you've tried that. I'd try different pads as next point of call..

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    I think thats what il have to do , iv seen some bargings on fleabay but i dont know if its worth the risk

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    Stick with GM parts... Go for around £20-£30 on ebay...

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    Genuine GM parts, or parts made by reputable brake specialists such as Ferodo or Mintex are fine. Avoid non-branded pads, or cheap brands.

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    since they deleted asbestos out of brakepad manufacture, squealing on cheaper pads has become more and more of a problem...Stick to OEM pads only and it'll disappear..

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