Creaky, squeaky brake pedal (even sitting still)...help me lube it?
Hi all. This is my first post here. I am an avid forum follower but haven't really had a reason to sign up here because we have had very few problems out of my wife's 2008 Taurus Limited and she won't let me modify it, lol.
What it's doing:
So a problem that we are having and have had for several months now is a creaky brake pedal. The brakes are in great shape and work perfect but there is a slow, loud creaking sound when you slowly push the brakes, especially into the last bit of pedal travel. The sound follows the movement of the pedal....push it slow, you get a slow creak. Push it a little faster and the creak gets a little faster. I'm pretty certain it's coming from outside the car so it isn't going to be the brake pedal itself.
What the dealer said:
I took it to the dealer to let them track the noise and lube whatever it is and they didn't fix it. The service guy said it he thought it was coming from both calipers and recommended that I have the rotors machined and grease the slide pins. The noise occurs regardless of whether the car is moving and the brakes work fine so I don't see any benefit in machining the rotors. They apparently did not see fit to grease the slide pins but instead told me to do it.
What I need help with:
So I am going to give it my best shot. Just looking for recommendations.
* Does this sound like the pins are the likely culprit?
* What type of lube should I use? I have read that I should use a lithium based lube and I also read that an anti-seize compound works well.
* And most importantly, any special tips on what I have to remove and how-to in order to inspect and grease the pins?
Thanks ahead of time!