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Unread 03-24-2004, 06:18 PM   #1
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Brakes go clackety clack clack clack

So about a month ago I did a break job on my 93 ZJ V8.
It included new rotors, rebuilding the calipers and carbon/metallic pads from auto zone.
Brakes work fine, but I'm getting lots of noise from the front end that sound like the pads are flopping around in there at low speeds. Sounds like something should be coming apart real soon. At about 10-15 mph I can't hear anything any more. Two nights ago I really got worried, took the wheels off and checked everything, took the calipers back off and looked at everything, all was good. When just barley idling around the house its very loud and slight pressure on the break petal will make the noise go away. Has anyone got any ideas what or why these things are making this noise?
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Unread 03-26-2004, 11:51 PM   #2
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btt i swear its getting worse, any one have a clue? cheap AZ pads?
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Unread 03-31-2004, 02:11 PM   #3
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btt i swear its getting worse, any one have a clue? cheap AZ pads?
I just did some extensive brake work to a 95 and soon after noticed something similar coming from what sounds like the left front. I haven't pulled it back apart because the brakes work fine but man does it sound like the pads in that caliper are flopping for the last 5 mph to stop. Good luck to you and here is a ttt.
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Unread 03-31-2004, 04:13 PM   #4
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Sounds like you either forgot to reinstall the tension spring, or installed it incorrectly.
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Unread 04-02-2004, 08:49 AM   #5
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Mine sounds the same, didn't place the tension spring in because there wasn't a spring on them before and they didn't make any noise.

Does anyone have a picture of how the spring attaches to the caliper and pads?
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