Rattling Rear Brake Calipers (Sedan)

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Carimbo
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Rattling Rear Brake Calipers (Sedan)

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Post by Carimbo » 13 years ago

Springtime well underway here; now starting to be windows down weather and I'm hearing new sounds. The rear brake calipers rattle over bumps. Verified by getting the same rattle sound by shaking the calipers by hand. Bolts are tight.

What can silence the rattling? Disk brake grease on the sliding surfaces?

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83_maxima
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Post by 83_maxima » 13 years ago

Discs? Sedan I assume? I've got the same problem with the rear discs on my gasser and the fronts on my diesel.

I just picked up 2 sets of pad springs for the diesel in an attempt to cure this rattle. I believe it is caused by the springs losing their "spring".

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Post by kassim503 » 13 years ago

yup, I got the same, its the pads shaking inside the caliper. Nothing to worry about, just annoying
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Post by HowlerMonkey » 13 years ago

Are you guys using the hardware kit?

On mine, it's the "sliders" in that they have play.

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Post by 1982810maximadiesel » 11 years ago

In order to eliminate pads shake and noise you must use the genuine hardware kit.

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Post by HowlerMonkey » 11 years ago

many front brake rattles are from the pins being worn or hole they reside it being worn.

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