I found some of that paste substance at the NAPA store in my hometown. I am just going to take my pads off and put it on the back (and hopefully not accidentally put it on the front). That is my last hope!
A lot of people don't realize that many times, the reason for squeaky brakes is due to the pad vibrating very quickly against the caliper/rotor. Most pad sets come with anti-rattle/vibration shims that go on the backside of the pad where it makes contact with the caliper but can still vibrate and squeal even with that shim installed.
At the part store that I work at part time, we sell a paste-like substance that is put on the backing of the brake pads and helps hold the pad tightly against the caliper, or at least cushions the vibrations. I would suggest that this type of product be applied to the pads. I would also suggest having Wagner Thermo-Quiet pads installed as well, as previously mentioned. They are one of the best pads you can get for the money out in the parts market.
I just changed the wheel bearings and front brakes on my truck and was wondering why that little packet of slime was in there and wondered why they told me to put it on the back of the brake pads. You just solved the puzzle....
Just too make sure, you know how it is with mechanical things, always check the easiest things and move on. I had my brake pads replaced on my Explorer about 6 months ago, a couple months after, my brakes were squeking again, I was so disappointed! I brought it in and said it needed new pads, got a call 2 hours later, it was my rear breaks and rotars. Does your car have rear brakes, and if so, have you had them checked? I know, stating the obvious, but you never know.
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