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Old 10-01-2007, 12:38 PM
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Default Brake Pads Rattle, Loose Brake Pads

I have brake pads that rattle in the caliper when I go over bumps. It took me forever to diagnose, but I finally found the problem. It was temorarily fixed when some anti-squeal paste was applied to the back of the pads, but the rattling came back after a few months.

Is there a loose clip that is causing the pad to rattle?

Perhaps the pads are just too small since they are crappy aftermarket pads?

Do you think the problem will be solved if I get better pads from the dealer? Any suggestions on other sources of good pads?

Any advice would be appreciated.


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Old 10-01-2007, 12:39 PM
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Default RE: Brake Pads Rattle, Loose Brake Pads

I have brake pads that rattle in the caliper when I go over bumps. It took me forever to diagnose, but I finally found the problem. It was temorarily fixed when some anti-squeal paste was applied to the back of the pads, but the rattling came back after a few months.

Is there a loose clip that is causing the pad to rattle?

Perhaps the pads are just too small since they are crappy aftermarket pads?

Do you think the problem will be solved if I get better pads from the dealer? Any suggestions on other sources of good pads?

Any advice would be appreciated.


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Old 10-02-2007, 12:58 AM
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Default RE: Brake Pads Rattle, Loose Brake Pads

firstly is it the front or back, and 2 if its non OEM id change them. also are you sure its a rattle and not s squeak. if its a squeak it may be your rear sway bar bushings. BTW the front is the only one that has a clip, the rear pads have a built in clip.
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:41 AM
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Default RE: Brake Pads Rattle, Loose Brake Pads

It is the front pads that are rattling. They are definitely rattling, and not squeaking.

Should I just get some OEM pads at the dealer, or would you suggest anything aftermarket that is just as good or better? I just want the rattling to stop.

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Default RE: Brake Pads Rattle, Loose Brake Pads

pads don't rattle like that or at least they shouldn't this could be they need to be serviced and indicate only one pad is doing all the work which means one side of the caliper isn't working, try some copper grease on the rear of the pads and ensure there is no rust blocking the movement of the pads
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:42 PM
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Default FINALLY! A solution to rattling brake pads...

The rattling noises in my car came from my inner front brake pads. I FINALLY found a solution to the problem!

The inner brake pads have retainer spring-like flanges that push against the inside of a cylinder in the brake caliper. Previously, I bent those flanges inward to make it easier to insert those inner pads into the caliper, but the brake pads rattled horribly when I drove over bumps. To address the problem, I removed the inner pads, bent the metal flanges back out (radially) so they would push up against the inside of the cylinder, which in turn now holds the pad in place and prevents the rattle. It was difficult to get the spring-like flanges to squeeze back into the caliper, but with a little massaging and slight pushing of the flanges inward, I was able to press the pads back in. PRESTO! NO RATTLING!

If you find that the rattling in your car goes away if you lightly press the brake pedal when driving over bumps, this might help you.
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:48 PM
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i have the same exact problem the annoying rattling ... i had no rattling until i had my front brake pads changed... a few days later , the rattling started .. i took my car back to the shop where i got the work done but they couldnt figure out wat was making the noise ? can u explain to me how to fix it please
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