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My 2005 Caravan had a squeal coming from the front pass. side. I was reasonably sure the brakes were about due to be changed. I had to wait till pay day, and since i had to put about a week and a half of extra driving, Now it's making an awful grinding noise, even while not braking. Is this really the brakes?? Will changing pads (and likely NOW rotors as well) fix this??

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Yes, You went to far. The squealing was a warning to get it looked at. The pads are designed that way to protect the rotors, If you scored the rotors you may now need to replace them also.

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if pads are thick (why not look first???) and squeal.?
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  2. or has missing anti-squeal shims on pad due bad mech. serv.
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like:
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