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post #1 of 6 Old 07-16-2003, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Does everyones disc brakes do this?

My pads rattle terrible. I just repalced with new pads and not enough of a change to satisfy me. These do not have clips like later model disc brakes. Any suggestions.

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-16-2003, 10:15 AM
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Make sure the piston moves freely in the bore of the caliper and grease the grooves and "tabs" that the caliper rest in the knuckle mount as it sound like it isn't adjusting to the movement and leaving too large a gap.....then the rotors vibrate the pads...
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My right piston boot has a little tear in it and it isn't perfect but, the other side moves freely. The caliper was pretty rusty before I worked on them and now are greased and the rust removed. They move free'er now but still probabley aren't quite right yet.

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Could your rotors be the problem? I doubt they are, but do they looked warped in anyway?


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I didn't turn them. I just deglazed them. They didn't have any high spots or discoloring. I think there true. They aren't grabby when stopping either.
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I'm not sure of what type of adjustments can be made to your brakes, but IIRC about brakes in general, the pad should not contact the rotor all at once, or perfectly flat, if you can visualize what I mean.

I think on "tip" of the pad, likely the top?, should touch first by a hair, it's kind of like the pads have some toe-in.

Having the pads at a SLIGHT angle to the rotor on first contact make a huge difference, for example, on a bicycle wheel.

I could be way off, I've never had to do anything more than swap pads myself, and mine had no problems.

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