Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Brake Clunk... I think I found a possible fix?
I had the "Brake Clunk" issue for the looooongest time but think I accidentally stumbled upon the fix? FINALLY NO CLUNKING!!!!
If any of you have the "Brake Clunk" issue, please see if this fix works for you, too.
I replaced all my brake pads last weekend and did something that I normally don't do... I used a steel brush and cleaned off the brake dust grime and thin film of rust on the retaining clips for the brake pads. I did everything else the exact way I usually do brake jobs.
I didn't notice that it was silenced until later on that day when I backed my car into my usual parking spot. I was waiting to hear the "Clunk" but I didn't hear it! I went forward and reverse about 3 times just to see if it was a coincidence but... It was gone! Wooohooo!
If it is the fix... maybe the grime and rust was hanging up the pads and not allowing them to freely move laterally? I dunno, but heck, I'm happy that the "Clunking" is gonzo.
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