About 10 days ago I got the front brakes repaired at an auto repair facility (I won't mention the name, because they're dumb a$$es and that would make me one too by association. Let's just say that it's a well know national chain).
When I got my truck back, I had a problem (I reported this befor on TS). The front bakes - the left side made a chirping noise while driving and had a majorly soft brake pedal I took it back to the moron collective to see if they could fix what they screwed up. They re-bled the system - which they didn't do right the first time, and rechecked the brakepads. They couldn't find the problem.
Well, after 3 days and 3trys they had no idea what the problem was and actually gave me my money back.
From there, I went directly to the Toyota dealership to have them try to figure out what the heck was going on with my brakes.
I told them my story and within 2 seconds they knew what it was. The national chain repair facility put in real aggressive ceramic pads and didn't use any shims to make the pads fit correctly. This gave me the bad chirping noise. The service writer said that our Tundras are designed to have semi-metallic pads - that ceramics will make noise and chew up the rotors every time.
After further inspection the service writer called me up and asked me if the former place resurfaced the rotors. I told him they did. He said that because of the aggressive ceramic pads they used he would need to resurface the rotors again. He said that this would bring me very close to the minimum specs for rotor thickness and advised me to replace the rotors ($105.00 each, BTW).:cry:
Well I was kind of between a rock and a hard place, so I agreed. So, after 10 days of screwing around with this issue, I finally have it resolved.
How's this sound for fun?