I replaced my rear pads and rotors on my ’13 Dodge Dart Limited about 4 months ago. When I took my car for a spin around the neighborhood to listen for anything out of place, I could hear a clicking/ticking noise coming from my rear passenger side. Everything was cleaned with brake cleaner and brushed with a wire brush. I lubed the caliper pins and compressed the caliper to get it back on top of the pads, everything is tight but not manhandled. I disassembled the whole thing and reinstalled it again. No change. I thought, maybe there is a small burr that is causing the noise and I just needed to drive and wear it down a little (side note, I did verify that the brakes are in fact engaging with the rotor) I drove some 500 miles, everything feels smooth and correct, yet there that clicking noise is still there. I also noticed that with everything assembled, that the pads are rubbing on the rotors with the brakes not applied.
I contacted customer support regarding the noise and they sent me a new set of rear rotors and pads, installed them, tested, and they still make the same noise. The place that I bought the rotors and pads from want me to take my car to a shop to be inspected. Before I do that, does anyone have any idea what I may have done to cause the clicking? Is there anything I can do to fix this? Is it normal for the brake pads to rub on the rotors causing friction and resistance when the brakes are not applied?
I know that it’s something to do with the brakes because when I’m driving next to a wall of sorts I can hear the clicking noise bounce off of the wall, and when I apply the brakes, it gets louder.
Any info or suggestions is greatly appreciated!
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