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No clunking until replaced front end brake pads and rotors. Pontiac Montana 2002 not a FWD. I'm not 100% sure but I also believe I can feel a vibration on steering wheel coming from front.

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1. Have the caliper checked if the retaining bolts are fully tightened and all shims and pins are properly installed. 2. Was your rotors resurfaced??If not, The new pads are flat(new), and the rotor might be uneven causing the pads to vibrate. 3. If they aren't the rotors, inspect the CV shafts for tightening, or damage. Hopefully this helps

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