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Old 10-03-2004, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i've just changed my discs and pads for BREMBO sports, and i've done about 40 miles since changing them, there is this noise coming from them - it happens every rotation of the wheel - its like a clanking/metalic noise...... any ideas - or could it just be that my pads aren't bedded in yet?
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Old 10-03-2004, 01:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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After I changed my pads and took the car for a drive, I heard a clanking noise too. It was just the cap for driverside jack. If you took those plugs out make sure one of them hasn't come loose.

I changed my pads and rotors last weekend. I had grinding noises fro the first 50 miles and it took about 200 for them to fully brake in.

I'm not sure if the noise you are hearing is the pads or not. Is it a constant noise when the brakes are applied? Does the noise change in as you press the brakes down more or less?
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After I changed my pads and took the car for a drive, I heard a clanking noise too. It was just the cap for driverside jack. If you took those plugs out make sure one of them hasn't come loose.

I changed my pads and rotors last weekend. I had grinding noises fro the first 50 miles and it took about 200 for them to fully brake in.

I'm not sure if the noise you are hearing is the pads or not. Is it a constant noise when the brakes are applied? Does the noise change in as you press the brakes down more or less?
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thanks for your reply mate, and yea as i brake the sound dissapears, its just when im driving normally. and i didn't use the car's jack - i used a trolley jack for this.
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How do the brakes feel? Is it more of a grinding noise, or does it sound like something is bouncing around?
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How do the brakes feel? Is it more of a grinding noise, or does it sound like something is bouncing around?
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the breaks feel fine, they work - sometimes squeel which pisses me off but other than that they work.... the noise i've been told by a friend could have something to do with the wheel bearings
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Question, are the anti rattle springs in place and tight? Also on the squeal, did you add any antil squeal lubricant (I like the Orange stuff) to the backside of the pads or moly lube to the slider pins?
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Question, are the anti rattle springs in place and tight? Also on the squeal, did you add any antil squeal lubricant (I like the Orange stuff) to the backside of the pads or moly lube to the slider pins?
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nope i didn't use any anti-squeel lube........ can this be done now after i've fitted them?

and what are anti-rattle springs?
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In order to lube the pads, you would need to remove them from the holder. Anti rattle springs are the metal clips on the side of the brake caliper that you pop off with a screwdriver (they fit against the outer pads and keep them from wobbling).
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I found out what the clanking noise was everyone!

dumb ass me forgot to tighten the wheel bolts up on the front passenger wheel, and luckily i was about fed up with the noise so was going to take a look at the brakes - so started to undo the bolts with a ratchet when i realised that i could take them off with my bare hands!
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wow, that could have gone very badly. I had a friend who forgot to re-torque a new set of rims and one of them fell off while driving. Several thousand dollars later, he will never make that mistake again.
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I found out what the clanking noise was everyone!

dumb ass me forgot to tighten the wheel bolts up on the front passenger wheel, and luckily i was about fed up with the noise so was going to take a look at the brakes - so started to undo the bolts with a ratchet when i realised that i could take them off with my bare hands!
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D'ooooooooooooooooooooh!

That could have been very nasty
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