Old 05-17-18, 04:54 PM
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It sounds like the brake pad friction material may be glazed. You could try new pads. First, I might try taking the brake pads out, scuffing them up on a piece of medium grit abrasive paper (say, 220 grit or so), and then reinstalling them. That would remove any glaze that may be on the surface of the friction material.
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