I bought and installed front and rear brake rotors and pads from Pep Boys back in November. I'm noticing that the rear brakes are wearing really oddly - there's a 3/8" rim of rust around the outer edge of the brake. I think the last pair did this too but I'm looking at other cars and their brakes and mine is the only one that is this bad!
To make matters worse I have this terrible occasional squeal from the rear brakes as I'm driving. If I brake - it goes away. I popped the tire a few weeks ago and checked out the pads - they look fine. But the clips that install on the back of the pad are in terrible shape (flaky rusty) - and I didn't get new ones when I installed the brakes.
The splotch on the caliper is a little grease I tried to squeeze between the caliper and the back of the pad to see if it would cut the noise - and it did.
Any suggestions about the odd wear or the squeal?
This Scooby is an '02 with about 61,000 on it.