New front brake pads riding on new rotors and making slight noise – normal?

Is it normal for new brakes and rotors to make noise?

Due to getting new rotors, you will want to make sure the correct replacement rotors have been used. Check the wheels and brakes for excess brake dust. This will also make a squeak, but again, a grinding noise is typically metal on metal, or brake pad stuck.

Is it normal for brakes to make noise after replacing?

It’s not likely that you’ll hear grinding after getting your brake pads replaced, since a metal-on-metal sound typically means you’ve worn out your brake pads to the point that their wear indicators, or in a worst-case scenario, metal backing plates are exposed and grinding against the rotors.

Why are my new brakes making so much noise?

One of the most common reasons that new brakes squeal is that there’s moisture on the rotors. When they get wet, a thin layer of rust will develop on the surface. When the pads come into contact with the rotors, these particles get embedded into them, creating a squealing sound.

Why are my brand new brakes and rotors grinding?

The process of breaking in new brake pads is referred to as bedding in. When your pads are being bedded in, you may hear some squealing, screeching or grinding. But this noise should lessen as you drive your car and allow the pads to become worn in.

How long does it take to break in new brakes and rotors?

Most brake pad compounds will take up to 300-400 miles to fully develop an even transfer film on the rotors.” Failure to follow these procedures may result in brake judder, excessive noise, or other difficulties in bedding-in the new brake pads. The pads need a fresh surface to lay down an even transfer film.

Why does it sound like my rotors are rubbing?

If you have brake rotors that are worn or bad (warped, gouged, or cracked), they will make various sounds. Rotors that are warped and not flat will create squealing or squeaking noises. If the rotors are too worn, there may be scraping noises instead.

Are brake pads supposed to touch rotor?

Indeed, brake pads are supposed to be in contact with the rotors. This is particularly so with the rear rotors in whose case you would actually want to drag everything together. In such situations, any slight pressure on the brake pedal stops the car instantly without any dead spots.

How much space should be between brake pads and rotors?

There is no space between the pad and rotor . . . the pad rides up against the rotor at all times, the caliper just increases the pressure when the piston extends.

How tight should new brake pads be?

They should not be so tight where you can’t move them with your hands. I would take some sandpaper or wire wheel (not a file or grinder) and give the caliper bracket a touch-up, and then see if that helps things.