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Brakes Squeak and grind - mostly when cold

I recently bought a 1998 Nissang Quest with 80K miles. The previous owner had replaced the right caliper and put on new brake pads. I didn't think much of it until I drove it a few days and the front brakes started roaring and rumbling. I pulled the wheels and checked - it seemed like they had been fairly hot and were glazed. So, I installed new rotors, Wagner pads, brake hoses, and a left caliper (the right is already new remember). This worked great for a short period of time, but now the brakes will squeal and sometimes grind, especially when the are cold. After I drive it a little bit it seems to go away (especially the grinding). Any ideas? Thanks!

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  • Rando76 Oct 24, 2008

    I cleaned the rotors before installation. I'll check the dust sheilds. I don't immediately pull onto a highway if that's what you mean by open road. I'll try to look at it this weekend. I'll post my results here.

  • Sammy Quest Nov 13, 2008

    My problem with my 1998 quest: about 1 year ago I had the rear brakes serviced by a respected & trusted shop. About 1 week they started making griding noise just as I'm coming to stop (1 mph). Took it back, the guy redid the rear brakes. Same problem. Took it back, replaced the shoes again. Same problem. Finally, he searched and found a bulletin by the dealer to put this special kit (I did not see it). He ordered the kit (I shared with his cost) and installed it. The problem went away. Now a bout 1 year later I think my rear shoes are worn (we live on a hill). Is there a special kit to eliminate the noise???. Thanks




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This is a head scratcher! My first thought is the rotors. They have an oil film that needs to be degreased before being installed. That may be only part of the prob! My guess is that you hit open road in a short time?? The grinding, jack each wheel and rotate by hand, have your helper gently apply the brakes,[just slightly], this should lead you to the prob. Also check for movement in the wheel bearings. Check that the dust shields are clearing the rotor. If all this fails, remove the wheels and check the inside of the rims for any wear marks. This may be ever so slight. This is the best I can come up with at this time! Frankster016

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  • frankster016 Oct 24, 2008

    Also check that the bushings are in the calipers where the 2 mounting bolts go through the brake pads. Frankster016



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