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Installed new front pads and brakes grind when applied what did i do wrong

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I would pull the wheels again and take a look to make sure I didn't mistakenly put one of the pads on backwards, with the metal backing plate facing the rotor. I pulled this stunt about a month ago and my son caught me, talk about a red face. Hope this helps.

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I have a 2008 Honda LXP purchased Novemebr 2008. It has 21000 miles on the clock. From and since 15,000 miles I heard a grinding sound when I applied the brakes after the car was stationary for over 10...


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