Need help - rubbing/grinding sound from drivers side tire
First off, I have a 2001 Chevy Silverado, 1500, 2WD LT. It has the 4.8L engine with an automatic transmission.
I am at wits end here. I started getting a rubbing/grinding sound comming from what I believe to be my drivers side tire when I turn to the right about 6 months ago. About a month ago, the sound was serious enough that I decided to check it out. So I put the truck on the lift, noticed that the rotors were heavily rusted and the brake pads worn. Pulled the rotors and pads off both front sides, and replaced them. Put the truck back down...drove it, and I got the grinding/rubbing sound again from the drivers side tire...still more pronounced when I turn to the right. Put it back on the lift...suspected the hub/wheel bearing assembly. Bought a new Timkin bearing assembly...installed it, and drove the truck home. Have the same rubbing/grinding sound comming from the drivers side wheel. Sound is still more pronounced when I turn to the right.
When I installed the brake pads, I noticed that the inside pad seems to NOT slide smoothly on the brake caliper bracket. Is this normal? Could this be the cause of the rubbing/grinding sound..i.e the brake pads dragging? But why the sound whe I turn right?
Am I barking up the wrong tree???? Only items I have not replaced are the calipers and caliper brackets. I installed all new hardware when I changed the pads/rotors...so that can be ruled out. Again, I have that issue with the inside pads not moving freely...even with the new hardware.
Any help/ideas you can provide would really help me out here...I am at wits end....I just can't justify bringing it to the dealer when I cna do the work myself.....