So I just did the brakes on my 2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8 (rear drum). I put on wearever rotors (not the cheapest atleast) and wearever gold pads (semi metallic). After I first began driving the passenger one began to grind, but than after 100 miles it went away. Now my drivers side does it, but has been for 250 miles. I checked everthing, and nothing is backwards, and everything is on correctly. One strange thing is that there was no anti-rattle spring or anything really like my manual said their would be. Anyways, after I did the bed in procedure the grind lessened, but it is still there. I do know that these are cheap brakes and rotors, unfortunately I cannot afford good brakes until nov 1, but I needed brakes desperately so I went with the wearevers. I will also note that the grinding sound was like grrr (silence) Grrr (silence) Grrr (silence) but now its just grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Are they still braking in (its been 275 miles). I have double checked twice, so nothing is contacting with anything that I can see. I do know that if it doesn’t stop I can return them for my money back, I was just kinda hoping that someone would say , “ooo this happens to me everytime with cheap pads, just give it a few hundred more miles and you’ll be good bud.” If this isn’t the case just tell me when pads/ rotors to buy. Also, I would like to note that they brake incredibly well, and evenly, without loping or grabing. I know that my brakes are low quality So please, don’t just tell me to “buy good brakes”, instead tell me what are good brakes to buy if I drive 500 miles a week (400 on highway, 100 on country curvey brake-alot roads), and need good stopping power because I get distracted.
That reminds me, the pads were so fat that they were touching the rotors, and the pads were not 100% flat, but now it seemed that they have pretty much evened out.
I did spray them down to clean them, and wiped them down, but I will try it again. Any specific way that you would suggest cleaning them to clean them as thoroughly as possible?
Well all were wrong. The new pads had put a nice groove in the rotors because the outside one on the drivers side had a chunk of metal instead of a “shard” which was simply gouging the rotors. It was defective and I decided to get cermamic cheap brakes and viola, can’t hear a thing.