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Front wheels don’t free spin

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04 Ford Explorer 4.6l
Just did front brakes on my ‘04 and noticed when torquing the lug nuts, that wheels don’t free spin. Shouldn’t they?

After putting everything together, I was getting the grinding noise and the vehicle wasn’t wanting to move. I thought it was the brakes grabbing the rotor, that’s what it feels like, stuck caliper.

But then thinking back to the wheels, is this a front diff issue?

My pads were worn out and sometimes when coming to a stop, I would get this horrible grinding noise, which I thought was metal on metal. Now I’m wondering if it’s a diff issue.
 



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So, apparently my calipers are now closer to my rims, and gouging them. How is that possible?

I did the Aviator upgrade some time ago, no issues until today when doing the pads.

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Caliper bracket bolts look at them closely
 






That rim is possibly ruined. The aluminum wheels are actually very thin.

When the grinding braking sound happened, were you backing up?
 






That rim is possibly ruined. The aluminum wheels are actually very thin.

When the grinding braking sound happened, were you backing up?
After the break job, it was either direction.
 






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