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Re: clio mk3 squeeky brakes?

If the pads/discs are close to new, maybe the pistons are sticking after being pushed back to allow the new parts fitted? Jack up one wheel, spin it and have someone apply the brakes and release them. Spin it again and if it squeaks after stopping, it's likely the calliper piston not returning fully into the cylinder after brakes are let off.
Have a workshop check them if you can't do it yourself.
if you are able to work on it yourself, take the pads out and put some anti-squeal of some sort on the pad/calliper contact area. There's various adhesive type products or copper greases that stop the pads rattling in the cradle, which causes most squeals of pads.
Check the handbrake adjustment also. Apply and release the handbrake first thing in the morning. Drive for a few minutes and see how warm the rear brakes are after just one quick stop. If they feel overly warm, then it might be too tight and rubbing also?
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