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    Default Brakes squealing

    This is quite hard to describe, but from what i've heard may just be dirt stuck between the brake pads and the disc.

    Last night i heard a loud rubbing noise coming from the driver side of the car which got much worse when i pressed the brake pedal. Over the course of the night there were times when no noise was there and others when it was very very loud. The discs look fine and i'm certain it's the front brake that's the culprit.

    I've had the wheel off and had a wee look round and can see what looks like a big load of brake dust right at the edge of the pad nearest the hub.

    Am i right in saying it's just dirt, and hows best to clean it as it's doing my head in lol

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    i had the same that you describe take a look around the outermost edge off your discs and see if there is any bare metal ie if the rust on the edge has been scraped off,i found that i had a very small stone trapped between the disc and caliper

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    Is it possible one of the pistons is sticking slightly? I had this on a rear caliper but didn't notice until it ended up wearing the pad to the metal .

    If it isn't releasing properly you would get slight noise when not under braking pressure, and if it is rubbing slightly during normal running it may explain excessive amounts of brake dust.

    With mine it was in to the dealers and they replaced the pads and freed up the piston - it has been fine since.

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    The rust around the edges is fine and the noise is there while i'm not braking and gets worse when i am braking. I thought it was something serious but thought it's most probably brake dust. I've seen some stuck between the pad and disc anyway.

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