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Please help, noisey brakes!

10-14-2014, 12:42 PM
I bought and installed new rotors/pads, and they are nice drilled/slotted rotors. After me and my buddy put them on. I know we did it correctly. The cars has constant and load scratching noises while I drive, even without braking. When we did bleed them, the smell on the brake fluid almost smelt like coolant? So maybe someone before I owned it, put coolant in it? I understand that coolant does not go in the brake fluid, but would it make it constantly be grinding when driving normal, and when braking?

10-14-2014, 04:32 PM
Can we assume the noise comes directly fom the pad-rotor contact? The brake fluid can smell almost like coolant if it is old or contaminated, still wouldn 't cause noises.

10-14-2014, 06:08 PM
Yes, no noises before I replaced the brakes, they were just old and squeaky. No its almost like a scratching noise when I drive, even without braking, and im 99% we put everything on right

Tech II
10-15-2014, 08:15 AM
It's possible during installation, you bent the dust shield and it's contacting the back of the rotor?

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