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  • #580918
    ChristianChristian
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      Ok … first post lets see if I can do this correctly and not make a fool of myself.

      Every D.I.Y. or auto tech has a moment when they are in a hurry and rush a job. I am not going to say my qualifications. I’m not a little dog lol, anyways I performed a brake job on a 2008 PT cruiser.

      **replacement list**
      all 4 pads
      1 drum
      2 routers
      1 caliper

      I did everything except one of the most important parts, bleed the brakes on the front left side (router, pad, and caliper replacement). Also I did not tighten the brake line down all the way. shot brake fluid all over the inner wheel weld … fun to clean up rrriigggghhhttt.

      To make a long story short I cleaned up everything tightened down the brake line and then finished by bleeding the brakes. The problem at hand is the brakes feel great but I hear a clicking sound now if you take two brake pads and clap them together that is the sound I hear. I think it is one of two things.

      1. not getting all the air out of the line. wont say its not possible.

      2. the piston in the new caliper is shot.

      Is this the right line of thinking? Is the caliper piston not securing the pad correctly or am I faced with another issue?

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    • #580922
      A toyotakarlIts me
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        Did you use shims on the caliper you replaced? The pads should fit snugly in there… If they are not installed, the pads will be loose…

        #10 in the pic…

        -Karl

        #580927
        ChristianChristian
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          Shims where installed brakes came with new ones ( thank you champion ) Its not a up and down noise its hard to describe I know almost for a fact that the noise is the pads pressing against the router like the piston in the caliper is not moving with the brake wear.

          #580954
          Lorrin BarthLorrin Barth
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            My car is making the same noise. In my case the cause is a set of pads in back that are a little smaller than the originals. Brake pads come in sizes these days – do you want small, medium or extra large?

            #580956
            Tri9SSTri9SS
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              take the wheel off on the tire making the noise and do a visual check. Hope you can have someone press the brakes while you look at it. Just had a thought or do you mean you hear it when coming to a stop while moving. If it is while you are coming to a stop then check if there is the same noise when stopping while moving in reverse. let us know. I once had one the made a pop or clunk when stopping in reverse, tuned out to be on of the caliper bolts and caliper was pivoting on the other bolt.

              #581065
              EricTheCarGuy 1EricTheCarGuy
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                It’s not likely the pads hitting the rotors. It’s more likely that as you apply the brakes, the pads are making noise when they make initial contact with the rotor and then rotate with rotor and then make contact with the caliper bracket. In short, the pads are loose in the caliper bracket and making noise when they’re applied. It’s quite common actually and I normally find that issue when either someone left the shims out of the caliper, or the brake pad bosses aren’t large enough to fill the void inside the caliper bracket. This is not a life threading situation, but it can be annoying. I normally start with a brake service.

                If that doesn’t work I try a better set of pads. I also replace the caliper shims if they’re missing.

                More info here.

                http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-brake-problems

                Keep us posted.

                #581136
                MichaelMichael
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                  i thought i had this issue aswell but turned out to be my sway bar
                  had no idear it could be that

                  #585061
                  ChristianChristian
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                    ****Update******

                    So I finally got the time to fix the issue and what had happened was the bottom clip was loose and had broke in half it was barely holding on so when i brake it would shove against the rotor. Replaced the clip and everything is good. Thank you to everyone.

                    #585100
                    college mancollege man
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                      [quote=”OneDTwenty” post=90074]****Update******

                      So I finally got the time to fix the issue and what had happened was the bottom clip was loose and had broke in half it was barely holding on so when i brake it would shove against the rotor. Replaced the clip and everything is good. Thank you to everyone.[/quote]

                      Glad you got it. Thanks for the update and the fix.

                      #585256
                      EricTheCarGuy 1EricTheCarGuy
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                        Cool, glad you found it. Thanks for the update.

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