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Grinding After Axle Install

I replaced the front drivers side axle in my Subaru. Had an issue with the caliper mounting bracket and a bolt breaking. Long story short I bought and installed a new bracket. Everything seemed to line up correctly. However now Im hearing a grinding noise when turning to the right and during heavy acceleration.

Is it possible that the brake assembly is shifting and grinding, or is this a problem with my new axle?

In addition my brake pads now have a gouge in them because of the issue with the mounting bracket. There weren't lined up correctly. Now they are.

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Do you think the pads are dragging or rubbing because of the gouge?

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I think that's a likely diagnosis. But is it possible that they are shifting only turning the wheel to the right? Not the left?

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Could be the backing plate rubbing on the rotor. Only reason to suspect something with the axle is if the 32mm didn't get torqued enough, or one of the dust rings got bent, or is loose. All easy things to check.

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I guess the easiest thing to do is pull everything apart again and look for signs of rubbing.

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No need to pull anything but the wheel. the backing plates and dust rings are plainly visible.

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