There was no "chirping" noise before hand. The truck was inspected 1,000 miles ago with no issues except my mechanic broke my E-brake cable. The front brakes were done 9,000 miles ago($70 pads so they weren't bargin brand judging from the prices I looked up today). I am not generally hard on brakes compared to several other drivers I know.
Hiamovi - I may take you up on the PM.... LOL. Not sure when I'll attempt it I don't use the truck much.
The price the garage or parts store charges for brake pads are irrelevant.
I can find $70 brake pads online for as little as $10, the rest is all mark up.
If you have a receipt, take them back, they owe you a new set.
Like I said before, if you replaced the pads and did not replace the rotors, the rotors probably ate the pads.
One of the issues with GM brake rotors is rust migration.
the rust starts on the outer edge of the rotor and migrates towards the center.
Once a rust ridge starts, it eats the outer edge of the pad.
The inside of the rotor rusts and lifts the pad up off of the rotor.
How many times I took rotors off that looked ok on the outside and were pure rust on the inside.
And the key is to always use a torque wrench when you install aluminum wheels.
The other is to remove all rust, dirt, scale off of the back side of the wheels where the surface of the wheel comes in contact with the rotor and hub and to remove the rust ridge from the inside and outside of the brake rotors.
Just installing new pads is not a brake job.
And if you push the old brake fluid back into the caliper, you will probably ruin the caliper or the ABS or the master cylinder.
It's Obvious that Ice mole and some of the other forum members knows nothing about working on brakes. Don't take my advice, it's no skin off my nose..