Hi, Barney - really glad you posted this. Thanks.
I prolly knew about this fix - just forgot it. And I think there are previous threads in the archives about doing something similar - using cardboard shims, such as cut from a cereal box or sumpthin'.
I'm gonna use your fix and give it a try.
Ole Toad's brakes have NEVER squealed a peep since day one. Then, last year in August, we went up on the lift in the garage in preparation of doing all services - front to back. Well, thangs got in the way and it took six or seven months to finally get everythang completed. Last item wuz to warm thangs up and do fluid changes. Well, the final drive drain hole spit out a piece of bearing retainer, so into the shop for repairs.
Got her all back home, tupperware donned, and went for a ride. YEEEOOWWW!!!
Ain't NEVER heard squealin' like that!! Folks two blocks away were searchin' for the source!!
And it wouldn't quit. Somebody said to git some Perma-Lube Never Seize and apply to the backs of the brake pads. Bought the stuff, butt haven't applied it yet. Have gotten used to using the rear brake until the last few feet of a stop - still squeaks, butt doesn't last as long!!
This really isn't a good thang, cuz a panic or emergency stop should use all three calipers!
So, now with your post and the stuff I've got on the work bench, I'm gonna tackle that annoyance. Think I'll try the 'Never Seize' first and if that works, that'll be it. If not, then I'll do the shim. Bought new pads all around, butt current installed ones still have plenty of pad left - we'll see if we may have to change pads too!!
BTW - Hank down at Rhinewest in San Antonio told me that what prolly happened is - ole Toad sat in a garage that went thru a change of season and the garage may have had high humidity levels at various times, and the brake pistons get a leetle coating of rust on 'em and that makes 'em strike up the band and sing at certain harmonics when they're pressed against the back of the pads during braking. I'm sure he's right, cuz I had some cheap tools that received a light rusting last winter.
Anyway, thanks again for the post. I'm a leetle slow on these thangs, and needed your post to nudge me along.