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JoeArech
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Squeal When Backing Up

Post by JoeArech » Wed May 17, 2017 3:39 pm

I have a weird issue that I am hoping someone may be able to help with.

I garage my 2015 Taurus limited. When I back up out of the garage, I do so slowly and notice a squeal from my front tires as I do so. When I drive forward, I no longer hear it. I can sometimes replicate it when backing out of a parking space.

I took my car to the local dealer for some warranty work and talked to them about it. They said my brakes are ok and could not replicate the issue. They wrote it off as surface rust that can occur in the humid environment down here in Florida. I lived in St. Louis where it was really humid over the summer and never had that problem.

Does anyone have any thoughts.
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Re: Squeal When Backing Up

Post by Webmaster » Wed May 17, 2017 5:03 pm

Does it do it all the time or just after the car has been sitting a while? It does sound consistent with brake squeal due to minor rust buildup IMHO.
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Re: Squeal When Backing Up

Post by JoeArech » Wed May 17, 2017 8:12 pm

Mostly after sitting overnight but sometimes when I come out of Publix or such and back up I notice it.

I usually don't notice it after driving it on the highway.

Is the surface rust buildup something common because I don't remember having that on my FiveHundred. Would this be caused by the daily Florida humidity?
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