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I have replaced both front and back rotors and brake pad. The pads seem to be too close to the rotors, which is creating a grind on the pads and rotors. Just replace yesterday? 2004 Cadillace Escalade ESV.

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Millertime96, You have to give the pads a chance to be broken in. If you just did the job yesterday then you didn't take the vehicle out and drive it for a while. When you do, make a few quick stops and ride the brakes for a while to heat them up. Most manufacturers suggest that you make at least twenty stops before you consider them broken in. Do this and the grind should go away soon. Good luck with this.

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