Slight clunk from front brakes?

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Slight clunk from front brakes?

Post by johnd » Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:54 am

Hmmm noticed over the last couple of days a slight clunk from the front brakes upon application. Seem to work fine though. Only seems to happen sometimes.
I'm gonna inspect them this weekend but does anyone have any ideas?

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Post by chris1roll » Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:49 pm

Is the locating screw in the disc-hub there?
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Post by rpruen » Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:15 pm

Nothing in particular, but check the caliper mounting brakets. They could be loose, or the caliper could be worn and allowing the brake pads to move slightly.

Also if the wheel bolts are not done up tight, then it is possible for them to move slightly. Hopefully it's not that though!

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Post by lee » Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:59 pm

I have had this before. When i check the car out. MIGHT I ADD NOT MINE ONLY BORROWED IT.

I saw that there was in fact only one caliper bolt left in the caliper and this was almost out

Check the bolts
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Post by robkendall » Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:43 am

check the hub nut too dude.
mine is alway coming loose on the passenger side....why the hell it isnt 'left hand' thread or castellated is beyond me.
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Post by johnd » Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:56 am

Cheers for the ideas guys, ill check em out. Time to get the axles stands out tomorrow methinks!

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Post by pol » Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:01 pm

Yeah, you wouldn't want to snap the hub nut / end of driveshaft off :angry:

Something must be loose.. Just check everything. Not much it could be?

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Post by ID480 » Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:00 am

I had a knocking from the front on full lock it turned out to be the brake pipe rubbing on the rim :angry: check the pipe, the outer casing has gone on mine and now needs replaced for the MOT :angry: had to cable tie it.

It's probably the caliper like, hf :wink:

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Post by johnd » Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:35 pm

Hmmm after getting paranoid about it being my driveshaft splines wearing out....then spinning the car 180 degrees yesterday and ripping the front spoiler off :shock: on some oil/ice I thought I'd realy best have a look at what was clunking/going on suspecting a snapped ball joint etc. Well, lifted the car off the ground and grabbed the front wheel and there was about 1cm - 1" of play laterally due to one of the ball joint bolts being completely loose!! Tightened it up and the clunking seems to have gone away. I wondered why it was handling a little perculiarly!!! Ha ha!

Cheers for the help guys...I checked everything else while I was there to make sure.

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