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sound from front brakes by TheDigitalAlchemist
Started on: 07-25-2014 10:23 PM
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1986.

When I'm moving, I hear a little single metallic 'tap' sound coming from the front brakes if I press the brakes even a little bit. Any idea what might be causing it? I don't feel anything, the brakes seem fine... I haven't gotten a chance to look at the wheels. Pads have about 1000 miles on 'em.

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Both brakes, Right and Left. Until you have a chance to pull the wheels and inspect, I find it hard to assist. New Bearings?, Loose bearings nut?, new rotors when pads installed??

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Originally posted by TheDigitalAlchemist:

1986.

When I'm moving, I hear a little single metallic 'tap' sound coming from the front brakes if I press the brakes even a little bit. Any idea what might be causing it? I don't feel anything, the brakes seem fine... I haven't gotten a chance to look at the wheels. Pads have about 1000 miles on 'em.

Thanks in advance for your replies

-TDA


A Tap? Just sounds weird, as if something is lose, do you get it when going in both directions?

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Some inner pads don't sit tight in the saddle. Gravity makes then sit on the bottom ear and when you hit the brakes the pad moves against the top ear. Have have a cheap set on my 85 right now. The Wagner inners are just a little too thick with new rotors and I'm waiting for the new outers to wear a little.
The cheap pads fit "loose" and tap when the brake is applied. This can also cause them to rattle over bumps on extreme cases.
With the caliper off put the pad in the saddle. See if you can move them up and down. If you have enough space and don't want to try different pads you can use a Ford Pinto/Mustang II inner pad anti rattle clip on the bottom of the pad to take up the space.
Also a worn saddle will give the same result no matter what pad you use.
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Thanks guys, I'll check it out and let ya know what I find.
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Originally posted by cmechmann:

Some inner pads don't sit tight in the saddle. Gravity makes then sit on the bottom ear and when you hit the brakes the pad moves against the top ear. Have have a cheap set on my 85 right now. The Wagner inners are just a little too thick with new rotors and I'm waiting for the new outers to wear a little.
The cheap pads fit "loose" and tap when the brake is applied. This can also cause them to rattle over bumps on extreme cases.
With the caliper off put the pad in the saddle. See if you can move them up and down. If you have enough space and don't want to try different pads you can use a Ford Pinto/Mustang II inner pad anti rattle clip on the bottom of the pad to take up the space.
Also a worn saddle will give the same result no matter what pad you use.


I would second this diagnosis. When the pads are new this seem to be a non issue from what I have experienced. And for some reason it seems to happen in the right front typically.

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pad was worn, also needed new wheel bearing.
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