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This is a discussion on brakes rubbing within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I just installed new pads (stoptech) ss lines and ate super blue. I started to drive and heard something rubbing. ...

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    brakes rubbing

    I just installed new pads (stoptech) ss lines and ate super blue.

    I started to drive and heard something rubbing. Took the wheels off, and used grease since I didn't the first time.

    I still have the rubbing sound. I'm sure its the pads rubbing on the rotor.

    Did I do something wrong, or is this normal? Any help is appreciated.

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    Did you properly bed the pads?
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    Not yet. Was worried about the rubbing first.

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    some rubbing is normal, If you are sure you greased the slides and put a dab on the back of the pads than you should be good to go, Warped rotors can cause a rubbing noise as well as a plethora of other things, but if the noise wasn't there before you installed the pads and now there is a noise present chances are it has to do with the pads...to answer your question though without grease on the slides you will get a rubbing noise...

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    I put grease on the back of the pads, and on the clips that are on the calipers.

    Should I have put some anywhere else, and how much?

    Will probably bed them on friday after I get my alignment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowpr
    Will probably bed them on friday after I get my alignment.
    You have a set of camber bolts and a shop that'll align to your specs? If not, then you've got some more shopping to do
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    have the camber bolts and an alignment place all ready to go.

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    Well I got it all fixed. I took the front brakes off again, and greased it some more. I also found that one of the pistons on the front caliper wasn't getting pushed out. I finally got it to move, and greased that too.

    After I was done, the car would now roll freely if the brakes aren't aplied.

    I now have a squeak in my suspension.... it never ends. lol

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