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I recently tried to replace brake rotors on my explorer. After repacking the bearings I have been experiencing a grinding sound when breaking. I have tried losening tightening and everything between to eliminate the sound. I took special care to get the bearings seated and greased properly. Is there some trick that I am missing? Has anyone else experienced the problem? Potential solutions?
 



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how did you repack the front bearings on a 95?! they are a sealed unit and not repackable.....

or is it a 4x2?
 






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It is a 4X2. The bearing is new, but grease packed
 






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ah... ok.... anyways... still a grinding sound.... is it a bearing sound or brakes? many times we did brakes where i used to work and the customers wanted cheap pads... the pads were what gave them a grinding noise... not the bearigns
 






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Yup...not the pads

After I did the repair and took it on the test drive worked fine for the first 5-10 stops. As I was returning the grinding sound started and I have not been able to get rid of it since. I wish it were the pads (or even warped rotors for that matter, but not so luck!).
 






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You torqued it properly? tighten, loosen, tighten? Might be some crap got inside the grease?
 






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most problems with people doing their own bearings, is they over tighten.

-Drew
 






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Torqued to spec.

Torquing is the most likley problem that I can think of but I have played with it so much tighten, loosen, and then tighteded that I feel like I have tried everything in between. I suppose I should get out the torque wrench, find the specifications, and then follow them. Thanks
 






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are the calipers on correctly.???
 






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I'm pretty sure you overtightened them, if you didn't use a torque wrench. heh
 






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