My brakes were squeaking so I just bought new brake pads and replaced them. The squeaking is gone but I noticed driving that when I let off the accelerator it makes a knocking noise and the steering wheel starts to shake a little. Any suggestions and thank you

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Did you tighten your wheel nuts correctly?

This could be a very possible cause.

Check them ASAP.

  • Yes, learn from my experience. Torque your lug nuts.
    – findwindow
    Commented Jun 17, 2022 at 15:21

You don't mention changing the rotors so I'll assume you reused them. The rotors are bedded-in to the old pads and very often new pads don't sit right against the new one right away. You may see this improve with time.

The best procedure is to replace or resurface the rotors along with the pads.

  • Does this explain the knocking noise and steering wheel shake?
    – MTA
    Commented Jun 16, 2022 at 14:20
  • I think it does.
    – jwh20
    Commented Jun 16, 2022 at 15:31

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