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Front break pads on a 1999 dodge stratus

I put new front break pads on a 1999 dodge stratus and when i bolted the rims bask on the rub against the calipers rotors are all the way on pads are aginst the rotor caliper is aginst pad there no extra room done them 6 times now wheels wont turn tight aginst the caliper put the old pads on took the pads back to autoparts they clame there the correct ones dont know what to do

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SOURCE: Changed pads and rotors on the front end, and now

It may be the caliper, but if you opened the bleeders or lines then the system need bleeding, also you may want to replace the hoses and calipers if they were badly dry rotted as you wouldnt want to loose your brakes while driving.

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