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Unread 12-17-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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Loud thunk in brakes

Ok, back again with this issue.

Whenever I touch the brakes at all after changing direction, I hear and feel (in the pedal) a loud thunk sound coming from the front end.

Someone suggested it could be the pads moving around in the calipers, however I did just check this today and there just doesnt seem like enough room for the pads to slide and cause this to happen.. This also did not happen a year ago when the pads were first installed. Could this still be the problem and if it is.. how serious is it?

If not.. any other ideas?

Extra details: the noise does not occur at any other time except when braking after a direction change. ex: no going up or down hills, over speed bumps, pot holes, nothing.

Thanks!

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Unread 12-19-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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anyone have any ideas? /:
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Unread 01-25-2013, 08:11 AM   #3
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have you replaced your brakes recently? if so, did you use the metal clips that clip to the caliper? if you don't use those, the pads float and make a noise.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 06:49 AM   #4
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The pads didn't have any clips with them. They were the napa higher end pads
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Unread 02-04-2013, 01:31 PM   #5
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Actually check your e-brake pads cuz I had the same problem n thought it was in the front as well but r&r the e-brakes and problemwent away
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Unread 02-09-2013, 10:15 AM   #6
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I just did front brakes a few days ago. On the caliper bracket there are channels that the ears on the pad slide into. Were there silver inserts in those channels?

When I installed my pads I had a hard time getting them to slide into the bracket. I took the inserts out and cleaned the area up with a wire brush and snapped them back in. The fit is real snug but there is no rattling and the caliper is floating nice. Without those clips or inserts, I would think the pad would be quite loose and could clunk around.
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Unread 03-08-2013, 08:43 PM   #7
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There were inserts if I remember correctly, and they went back in there (or I replaced them I believe). Also I did have the rear brakes just done (I hate drums) and it didn't make a difference in the noise.

Sorry for not getting back, with all the school, work, and 6 feet of snow we've gotten here in two months I haven't had time to do much of anything.
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