Replace brake pads, still hear grinding. Why is this?

tbrown23
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Asked by tbrown23 Apr 19, 2014 at 08:36 AM about the 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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dandyoun
76,705

What did your rotors look like? Were they good and smooth or did they have ridges in them? If there are ridges replace the rotors. Also did you apply brake pad grease to the back side of the new pads? If not you could be hearing the back side of the pads rubbing against the caliper.

tbrown23
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Rotors are smooth and no ridges. Yes I did use pad grease.

taver91
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Do you have drum brakes on the rear wheels? If you do and you only replaced the front disc pads, the rear drums and shoes would be the first place I would look.

1423
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Wheel bearings

1423
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I did the same thing to my car and it turns out to be the front left wheelbearing replaced both front bearings and that fixed the problem

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