2005 DODGE RAM BRAKE GRINDING NOISE

  • Tiny
  • calgary12
  • 2005 Dodge Ram
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • automatic
  • 250,000 miles

I changed my front brake pads, and there we good for a few weeks. Now they are making a grinding noise when I start to coast at any speed. It actually causes my truck to de accelerate, it seems to go away when I step on the gas but there its a clunk noise when ever I hit the gas pedal. Is it misaligned pads? Stuck caliper piston? When I installed the pads I used an old brake pad and c clamp and fully depressed the caliper piston and it didn't take much force to do so. How ever I didn't pay much attention to the slide pins. Its really starting to worry me!

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Thursday, December 5th, 2013 AT 3:22 PM

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  • saturntech9
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Sounds like the calipers arent sliding freely you will have to get in there and see whats happening.

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Thursday, December 5th, 2013 AT 3:36 PM
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How bad is it drive like this its making a hell of a noise but its still brining my truck to a stop normally. Should I just go ahead and replace the calipers or can I still salvage them?

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Thursday, December 5th, 2013 AT 3:38 PM
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If its grinding I would be looking at it right now cant say if the calipers or rotors are good or bad without looking at them.

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Thursday, December 5th, 2013 AT 4:18 PM

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