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My front brake pads are rubbing the rotor on the front wheel at all times....how do I adjust to where the pads aren't rubbing anymore? Thank you!! Wayne H.

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There is always a little drag that is normal otherwise the brake pads would rattle. if dragging in excess, usually the brake hose is bad and not letting the fluid return to the brake cylinder.. good luck

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