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Put new Brakes and rotors on 2007 Nissan Quest this weekend

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Put new Brakes and rotors on 2007 Nissan Quest this weekend and the brakes are scrubbing rotors even when brake is not applied
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 2 years ago.
Hi,My name is Tim,
I will do my best to assist you
please explain.,.is it holding the van back?does it make a noise?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

It does not hold the van back. Just slight scrubbing sound and the pad is contacting the rotors just slightly.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 2 years ago.
tell me,,did it make this sound before you replaced the pads?
does the noise come from the right or left?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

It did not make the sound prior to replacing the pads and rotors and both sides are making the sound.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 2 years ago.
it is normal for the brake pads to slightly rub the rotors,it doesnt have anything to prevent this..
if you are getting a noise,perhaps the new pads are of a harder material then the originals..
i would think that the new pads will stop making the noise after they get broken in.
if the noise doesnt go away,you may want to replace the pads with a different brand or the noise may not be the pads at all,,you may have a bad wheel bearing..
again,the pads shouldnt make a noise if they are rubbing the rotors
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