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I had a similar experience with my Windstar - lots of pad material left, but still grinding after new pads & shoes. Turns out the rotors were bad. :( Btw, I just replaced the rotors without finding out if a simple turning would have eliminated the grinding.

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Q: Possible problems on a 2000 Focus with grinding noise before and after new brakes?
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