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Jeremy, Certified Diesel Technician/Electrician
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We have a 2005 F 150, my husband replaced the calipers and

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hi eric
We have a 2005 F 150, my husband replaced the calipers and now we go to turn it feels like something is rubbing....this happens only when we turn
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.
does it sound like a tire rubbing something, or more like a metal scraping or metal rubbing against metal sound?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It is rubbing and this only happens when turning
Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.
Ok, he will need to pull the wheels and first check that the rotor is seating flush against the hub surface, then check the caliper for any rub marks on it from the inside of the wheel indicating that the calipers are the wrong ones. And finally check the backside of rotor to see if the dustshield is rubbing against the back of the rotor when the wheels are turned
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Checked the rotor is sitting flush and it is, called autozone to make sure I did receive the right caliper and checked the dust shield for rubbing.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Also i did replace the brake pads
Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.
Can you see any rub marks on the wheel wells or the inside sidewall of the tires
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Just checked no rub marks
Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.
Ok, I am out of ideas where the rubbing would be coming from. I will open this back up to other experts to see if they have an idea
Expert:  Jeremy replied 2 years ago.

My name is ***** ***** I will assist you.

Is this a 4 wheel or*****vehicle?

Did the rubbing sounds happen before the brakes were changed or only after?

When you put the brake pads on, did you use "disc quiet" spray on the back of them?

Was the little metal slides changed when you replaced everything?

Were the slide pins greased with anti-seize? I know on new calipers, they tend to be dry a lot of times and will cause a slight bind when turning the wheels from the pads rubbing.

Do you have the part numbers from the caliper and the pads so I can cross them to make sure they are correct for your vehicle?

Did you do your "brake burn in" when you finished the repair? This is where you drive up to 10 mph and hit the brakes with easey slow down 6 times and then hard brake to burn off the uneven surface of the disc from where it mounts to the rotor surface.

You didn't mention new rotors. Did you turn the rotors?

Raise the front end up and also check the bearings/hubs. Rock the tire side to side. If there is play, the bearing/hub is worn and will cause that noise. They tend to really show after a brake job because of the hammering, impacts, vibration, etc from the job.

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Expert:  Jeremy replied 2 years ago.

Did you still need help?