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Squeaky brake pedal (inside car)

mlcampbe mlcampbe
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 10/09/09
06:16 AM

I own a 2002 ford explorer and have a problem with a squeaky brake pedal. It is not a sqeak from the brakes on the tires but is caused by the pedal itself when it is pressed with your foot.

From what I can tell the sound is coming from the plastic boot area that passes from inside the car into the engine compartment.

Anyone know a DIY way to fix this? Perhaps a little WD40 somewhere?  

waynep7122 waynep7122
Addict | Posts: 4545 | Joined: 08/09
Posted: 10/09/09
07:41 AM

there are two places to spray the wd40...    at the top of the pedal  where it pivots at... and where the brake push rod attaches at..  the brake light switch is there also..  

you can take it to a brake shop or a brake specialist.. and have his unhook the brake light switch and the power booster push rod and lube that with a tiny amount of grease...       if you have great mechanical abilities... you can try it your self.. but there area several parts there and if you get it back together wrong.. either the brake lights won;t work .. or you break pedal could go to the floor..  which is why i said a brake specialist... as they are used to unhooking and reassembling that part...  

takes about 5 minutes to take it apart and put it back together after you get enough stuff out of the way to see it...

there is a spring clip.. two nylon washers.. a nylon bushing, the brake light switch, and the master cylinder push rod..  

the pedal pivot pin is not easy to remove as i recall ....  

mlcampbe mlcampbe
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 10/09/09
09:10 AM

The best I can tell the squeak is coming from the push rod that goes into the engine compartment around the rubber boot. I can't see anything on the interior side that appears to rub to would cause the squeak. Is there an easy way to remove the boot to check?  

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