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Brake pad vibrate aginst the disk

Bad grinding noise, only on passinger side, I replaced calipers, pads and turned the rotors/mic'd.

im thinking it might be the master cilinder/booster but i still have stoping power it dont pull to the left or right.

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  • akbadfish May 18, 2009

    the dust sheld is not in the way and it only happens between 0-45 mph and goes away when i apply the brakes

  • Curt Downs May 11, 2010

    Are the brake pad wear indicators making contact with the rotor? This shouldn't be happening since the pads are new.

  • Curt Downs May 11, 2010

    Grinding noise when you apply brakes, or all the time?

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Check dust sheild clearence from rotor these bend back easily and could be the culprit..

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