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I have a 2008 Element with 12,600 miles. Since day 1 the rear brakes squealed when it rains. While I understand the cause and it doesn't represent a safety hazard do I have to accept the squeal without any attempt to correct the problem.
 

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This is what I do under the same conditions as you describe , pull up on the E brake , while holding in the button , release . Try this under your own risk !!!!

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Try cleaning your brake's, sometimes crud , rust or other crap gets jamed in thair and causes all kind's of havoc. You may have a stuck slider pin on your calliper as well so clean em up re grease and give it hell, or have a good Mechanic do it for you..
 

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I have a 2008 Element with 12,600 miles. Since day 1 the rear brakes squealed when it rains. While I understand the cause and it doesn't represent a safety hazard do I have to accept the squeal without any attempt to correct the problem.
Sorry All: I need to clarify, does the Honda dealer have to correct the problem since the car is still under warranty?
 

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I doubt the dealer would do it under warranty, but if you think it needs repair, I'd ask the dealer. Also make sure you don't have to pay a diagnostic fee.
 

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This is what I do under the same conditions as you describe , pull up on the E brake , while holding in the button , release . Try this under your own risk !!!!

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That just burns up the E brake pads as that is a different set of shoes inside the rotor and they are pretty thin to start with. If you live in a damp area you will get rusting on the surface and since its a solid rotor it will make noise more so then a vented rotor until you drive a couple miles. Mine would do this every time I went to Crescent City where it rains a lot until I changed the rotors to a Brembo style and it stopped.
 

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You can get stuff at any auto parts store that you spray on your rotors, or wipe on your brake pads that's supposed to stop them from squealing. I don't know if it works or not. I've never used it, but if the squealing bothers you, it might be worth a few bucks to try it. The wipe on stuff would require the pads be removed to apply it to the pad surface, but the spray on stuff is supposed to just be sprayed directly on the rotors.
 
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