» » »

Chevrolet Q&A

Ask Your Question

2000 Chevrolet Tracker Question: My husband replaced the brake pads but they still rub

 

Question

sbcb6708, Potwin, KS, November 18, 2013, 09:12
 Rookie

We were told the routers and brake pads needed to be done when my husband wtarted he realized the routers were fine. So he replaced the pads now it's rubbingagainst the routers and seems llike the caliber isn't sitting right. So my question is what could cause the pads to rub like that; the routers, caliber, or axle? You can hear it scrape.

2 Answers
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    bobrien November 18, 2013, 12:19
     Rookie

    Typically when replacing brake pads, the rotors are replaced as well or at least resurfaced. If the car does not pulsate when applying the brakes, may be nothing to worry about. There is little to no tolerance between the pad and the rotor and until the pads wear a little, you may hear a rubbing noise. There is a possibility that you have a caliper sticking but if the vehicle free-wheels when you are not applying the brakes and when you do apply the brakes, it does not pull one way or the other, you should be fine. Brakes are a major safety item so if you are not sure, you should have it looked at by an ASE certified technician.

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #2

    Greg's Orange Auto (13388 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper November 18, 2013, 12:31
     Master

    DIY MECHANIC,HAVE THEM CK BY A GOOD MECH TO SEE WHATS HITTING.POSS BACKING PLATE OR CALIPER NOT SEATED CORRECTLY

    Reply
    Flag This