| Originally posted by Cannon00000+Sep 24 2004, 06:39 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Cannon00000 @ Sep 24 2004, 06:39 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-BLACKBMW@Sep 23 2004, 09:00 AM |
Cannon - it could be the brake pads are shaking around in the calipers - if the clips onthe calipers are worn or broken you will get a very metallic rattling noise especially over high impact type bumps - I had this problem and my mechanic sorted it by removing the pads and making them slightly longer and better fitting by smashing them with a copper hammer
Hope this helps
I think you are right about the noise. Is this something I can do pretty
easily myself? Or am I better to have an expert try it?
I am pretty convinced that smashing anything with a hammer is do-able by anyone!
Removing the brake pads is fairly str8 forward - there are many posts on here if you are unsure
Then all you need do is see if they wiggle about in the calipers - if there is any movement they will rattle BADLY when you go over a bump
If you are unsure - remove the wheel and tap carefully with a hammer around the pads, arms etc to see if you can re-create the rattle you have described
If you do make the pads slightly better fitting make sure they dont just wedge in hard - you will only need to make them a millimetre longer so dont go mad with the hammer smashing