estomax wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:08 pm
Nubo mine has started squealing on reverse too. I'm at 75k miles and I'm fairly sure noone has touched the brakes. Going to take then apart and clean/grease things.
Ok, since the Leaf can apparently go up to 100K miles before brake pad replacement, I can see that checking the brake slides may be an item.
However, I do not think that a brief squeak in reverse when pulling out of the driveway justifies taking the calipers off....
Also, yes you may want to pull the caliper slide pins off to re-grease them at 50-75K miles, but that is your choice as a home mechanic.
As a Leaf owners forum here, I do not want to concern Leaf owners that this is a problem they need to worry about as a safety issue with the brakes by NOT doing this.
I do not recommend that general (non-mechanical) Leaf owners run to their mechanics and demand to t heir mechanics that they need to re-grease the calipers. Calipers are not delicate, and can go over 100,000 miles or more with no attention.
What I am saying to everyone (including non-mechanics) that doing the re-greasing will be a benefit, but it is not necessary. I see this similar to waxing your car.... If you want to wax your car every weekend, it is good... But not necessary.