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Just replaced calipers and pads on 2002 1500 Silverado LS/HD. Rear brakes make "rubbing" noise when driving; the noise immediately stops when I apply the brake. What's the rub? I've applied lube in all the right places. Could the "re-manufactured" calipers be not so good? I took the tires off, turned the lug nuts to try to determine the source of the noise. No luck. I removed the metal shim in the middle of the caliper, still noise. I'm suspecting a bad caliper re-build but have no idea at this point.

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If your pads are new, it could be the one making the noise! in time it will go off, pads is still fitting itself to the worn part of the metal plate/shim!

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