Front disc brakes rattle

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Tripper
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Front disc brakes rattle

Post by Tripper » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:30 am

Have determined the bloody annoying metalic sounding rattle from both front
discs is that the clip things holding the pads have corroded and broken. Everytime I drive over anything a bit bumpy, sounds like there's baked bean cans under there with several coins getting a good old shaking. Can you advise what the parts are that need replacing?
It sailed through the LTSA warrant like that, so not a safety issue.
Thank you.

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Post by pol » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:08 am

Are you talking about the anti vibration spring clip thing?

You can buy them separatly in halfords I think. Sometimes they come with new pads. May as well change your pads too i guess!

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Post by Tripper » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:57 am

Thanks, Halfords is a bit far away for me.
But could you enquire from them what the price is and post back on here?
Cheers.

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Post by Tripper » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:00 am

Yes. It's the springs that are rusted and have lost tension. Even if someone sent me a pair, they look impossible to fit. Looks like I have to buy a new caliper set for both wheels, as springs are supplied already fitted. Any suggestions? Also have a rusted right rear brake disc so need a pair of replacements. Anyone wrecking who has rear discs with reasonable wear life left? Tough down here as all I get asking for 480 bits is either a blank look or much rubbing of hands anticipating a mug and his money, easily parted.
Cheers from Kiwiland.

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Post by martinholmesuk » Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:33 pm

Yo dude,

You want me to price up from volvo and post them?

There easy to fit and if you need a hand i'm sure Matbat will pop over from chch and help you.
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Post by Tripper » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:34 am

Thanks Mart. If not too much trouble, yes, get the price from Volvo and I'll compare with NZ dealer price. Didn't realise Matbat lived in my area. Have PM'd a "Hello."

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Post by Tripper » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:05 am

Hi Martin, would appreciate those Volvo prices. While you're about it, could you ask the price for a front number plate holder please? The plastic thing that sits out from the bumper. Some fu!#wit with a towbar has backed into mine.
Cheers from NZ.

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