I started getting an embarassingly loud rear brake squeal when it was raining. Now it does it when it is dry and sounds awful. I can't find anything on the forum b/c once you put in the word 'brakes' you get too many hits.

There is about 3 mm of brake pad left and the Clymer's says you should have only 1.5 mm before replacing the pads. If the pads are shot anyway, how would you remove the brake spring to replace the pads?

thanks for helping....