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1995 geo tracker brakes grind

We have replaced brake pads master cylinder and it still has a grinding sound what could be wrong with it PLEASE

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Were rotors replaced, or resurfaced? What exactly did get done so far?

  • Tommy Walker May 11, 2010

    Does it grind all of the time or just when you apply the brakes?

  • jmitchell745
    jmitchell745 Dec 18, 2012

    wheel bearings im doing it for same problem



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And it still has a grinding

what grinds.

did you inspect the wheel bearings

like it says in the maintenance schedules.
ever 15k ?
no , well they are wrecked now.


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