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AAPOQ 09-28-2012 09:38 AM

flappy/knocky noise while lightly braking..
 
Hey everyone. Well it started last night right after some really tight cornering. I can hear it and feel it in the brake pedal. It happens when I press lightly on the brakes and only on the front drivers side. No noises while turning or accelerating. I took the wheel off and nothing is loose or visibly damaged from what I can see... bad caliper? Warped rotor? Abs issue?
I've searched for answers and found nothing. Any help would be excellent, thanks..

bluesuby 09-28-2012 09:51 AM

There are at least two other threads just recently discussing this issue. I have suggested a broken or damaged anti-rattle clip between the brake pads and caliper.

AAPOQ 09-28-2012 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by bluesuby (Post 4091259)
There are at least two other threads just recently discussing this issue. I have suggested a broken or damaged anti-rattle clip between the brake pads and caliper.

sorry, I went through every page for the brake section and googled the craps out of it and found nothing. Can you supply a link please? I need help, I just bought this car and barely put 450 miles on it....

AAPOQ 09-28-2012 02:59 PM

It's a consistent noise when l hit the brake and it doesn't matter how fast I'm going when l start to apply the brakes. thlop thlop thlop at mid brake press...

AAPOQ 10-01-2012 06:33 AM

Well. I've taken the caliper off and there is nothing between the pads and caliper on either side....
So maybe I need the anti rattle clip to stop my problems....

Justin case 10-05-2012 11:54 AM

For what it's worth I had a similar problem. There was a sort of rapid clunking noise during light braking and it would go away whenever I'd stomp the brakes. I've checked the front end many times and never found any play. Well installed the whiteline rck yesterday and discovered my ball joints were pretty floppy. Never felt any play in them but they were loose for sure. Never experienced this on any other car but the noise and feel of the brake pedal is gone.

AAPOQ 10-08-2012 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Justin case (Post 4101947)
For what it's worth I had a similar problem. There was a sort of rapid clunking noise during light braking and it would go away whenever I'd stomp the brakes. I've checked the front end many times and never found any play. Well installed the whiteline rck yesterday and discovered my ball joints were pretty floppy. Never felt any play in them but they were loose for sure. Never experienced this on any other car but the noise and feel of the brake pedal is gone.

So are you saying it could be my ball joint?

Justin case 10-08-2012 10:34 PM

Just throwin it out there. It sounded similar to what you described and I have upgraded/replaced almost everything in my front end (Koni's,Whiteline LCA bushings,moog end links,hotchkis sway bar,whiteline rack bushings,the rack itself,and the whiteline RCK) and it went away after I had replaced the ball joints. There was no play in them when bolted into the car but once I had them out of the LCA they were floppin.

AAPOQ 10-09-2012 09:41 AM

Thanks man. I appreciate your input for sure...
I haven't had to many issues anymore, as long as I brake firmly, the whole problem fades away kind of.

SCHM1AN 10-09-2012 10:40 AM

I have the exact same problem. I'm going to investigate the situation tonight and I'll let you know if I find anything

AAPOQ 10-11-2012 10:52 AM

^Please do, I'm still curious as to what the actual problem is...

SCHM1AN 10-11-2012 11:59 AM

I didn't get a chance to look into it the other night. I'm *hoping* tonight I get a chance before I ship out on my road trip, but if I don't get to it tonight, it will probably be next week.

SCHM1AN 10-11-2012 09:26 PM

I solved the problem. There was a rusty shim on the inside brake pad. Took everything apart, put some grease on the back of the brake pad, removed the rusty shim, reassembled, went for a drive, and came back happy.

AAPOQ 10-12-2012 03:12 PM

Well that sounds interesting.... hmm, I don't even have shims in between my pads and calipers. I will say though, one of the caliper pistons was extremely rusty... Maybe if I grease it up a little:confused:


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