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

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

Question type: General

5 Answers

112,075

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.

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

4,925

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.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

Wheel bearings

20

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

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 1,144 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 7,710
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,600
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,460
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
27 Great Deals out of 2,823 listings starting at $1,991
Used Pontiac G6
80 Great Deals out of 4,082 listings starting at $1,975
Used Ford Mustang
721 Great Deals out of 44,996 listings starting at $1,500
Used Pontiac GTO
6 Great Deals out of 474 listings starting at $6,950
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,162 Great Deals out of 79,219 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Civic
871 Great Deals out of 85,333 listings starting at $500
Used Chevrolet Impala
613 Great Deals out of 35,546 listings starting at $899
Used Pontiac Bonneville
5 Great Deals out of 542 listings starting at $1,799
Used Toyota Camry
1,226 Great Deals out of 84,968 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
3 Great Deals out of 992 listings starting at $695
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,071 Great Deals out of 73,681 listings starting at $1,200

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.