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Old 07-06-2009, 05:29 PM   #1
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Metal knock when braking

Picked up a car about a month ago and recently noticed that theres a metal knock when i tap the brake pedal. Its a single knock everytime i press the brake pedal coming from the front. I'v visualy inspected what i could underneath the car and wasn't able to find anything loose. Also i did check to make sure that theres a pad retaining clip on all calipers. What could be causing something like this? I will be taking my car into RMP this wednesday probably, but just wanna get some input from you guys.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:34 PM   #2
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i started hearing the same noise when i changed my brakes. Mine is coming from the front passenger side. Not sure what it is
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:22 PM   #3
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Its actualy more of a "metal snap" than knock, for a lack of a better word
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:25 PM   #4
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small/loose brake pads possibly
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:27 PM   #5
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small? can u elaborate on that some more?
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:53 AM   #6
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Might be your calipers sticking.
Take them out and put some copper grease.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:06 AM   #7
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caliper sticking? Did you clean the slider surface area? and did you put plasti lube or copper grease along the surface. There should be no binding along this area so that pad travel can be smooth. Most who do their on service fail to clean these areas thoroughly. I would disassemble and check it.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:04 PM   #8
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*UPDATE

Issue resolved. Took the car into RMP today and rocco found the problem. The pads that were put on previously were too small a size(few mm too short) therefor causing movement inside the caliper.
Also Rocco deleted my CDV and clutch release is x10 smoother. And he also hooked me up with a free cabin filter lol.
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