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2003 1.8T 139K miles. I flushed the brakes last week as I'm pretty sure it's never been done before. Now I hear a scraping noise after braking (on both fronts). The noise goes away above 20 MPH. I figured the new fluid didn't allow the calipers/pads to fully retract. I decided to replace the rotors and pads with nice Bosch stuff. (I don't trust the previous owner's maintenance). Same scraping noise. :icon_eek: Will this noise go away after the brake pads "break-in"?

I did the ol' pump and hold method for the flush. I was double checking the bleed job - and noticed I got some air (after I thought I had taken it all out). I added fluid to the reservoir and bled it again until no bubbles. Do I need to bleed it again after replacing the rotors and pads?

I did some searches in this forum history and I'm sure it's not the dust cover or loose caliper bolts.

Tom
 

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Mystery solved! It was the dust shield. The new rotors are wider than the old ones I took off. So bending the shield back (pushing with a long screwdriver through the wheel) fixed it. I'm not sure why the scraping sound was there before the new rotors though. (shrug)
 
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