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afdprm
11-14-2007, 09:07 PM
:mad:I have a 2001 chevy tahoe and i just had the rear brakes done by midas. I still heard some squeiling when i apply the brakes so i went underneith to figure out where it was coming from and i noticed that the shield that is on the inside of the brake disc is rusting. What is this part called and do i need to replace it? what website can i go to find this out?

admin
11-15-2007, 04:17 PM
afdprm - The part your refering to is called a dust shield. It used to keep debris away from the brakes. Using your Haynes manual remove the brake caliper and rotor assembly. The dust shiled mounting bolts should now be visable. Remove the mounting bolts and replace the shield. But if the only problem is some surface-rust on the shield, you shouldn't need to replace it. That's probably not the source of your squealing problem.