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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-05-2009, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Clicking sound from front brakes

Hey all. I searched for this problem but nobody seems to have it and I was hoping someone might have an idea. Whenever I brake there is a clicking sounds from each front wheel. It almost sounds like the pads are grabbing the rotors and clicking into place. It has been this way since I bought the truck and just wondering if anyone had ideas on how to fix it.

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Re: Clicking sound from front brakes

could be abs working, other though bad calipers
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could be abs working, other though bad calipers

i would say ABS also.i noticed when i spin my front tires by hand i hear a click sound also.
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Re: Clicking sound from front brakes

How many miles on your truck?

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Re: Clicking sound from front brakes

First off thanks for the replies. As far as the abs goes do you guys have a similar sound when braking. It always clicks when I very first brake. When I am sliding in the ace or something I have felt/heard the abs kick in and this sounds different. That is more like a pulsating sound whereas this is a definite click as soon as I apply the brakes. The truck has about 50k miles on it.
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Re: Clicking sound from front brakes

Check to make sure that the caliper bolts haven't loosened and are contacting the back side of the wheel. I had this happen on a car a long time ago ('78 Pontiac Sunbird). Just a thought.

By the way, when this happened, it only made the clicking sound when you applied the brakes.........................

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Re: Clicking sound from front brakes

my neighbor has a chevy impala.it has 100,000 on it.every time he applys brakes, i here click coming from front brakes in my driveway.

if i was to guess,i would say something is wrong with calipers.how many miles do you have on calipers, if over 75,000,it could be calipers.
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Re: Clicking sound from front brakes

Check your caliper bolts to make sure they are tight and check the caliper bushings. The caliper should slide on the pins but not be all sloppy.

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i agree with you but you would not think caliper would be wore out at 50,000 miles, so something loose could be it but if i was to guess, i feel something other than shoes is worn and he is getting play in there and caliper would be my guess.

my neighbor had new rotors and shoes put on and gets that click noise and had it befoe he did that work .
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Re: Clicking sound from front brakes

Thanks for the suggestions. I will have to pull the front tires off this week and see what is going on. Maybe there is something loose it just seems weird it would be on both tires.

To answer a previous question it only clicks when I first apply the brakes. It has a definite click from each front tire.
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Re: Clicking sound from front brakes

When you take the wheels off there are metal clips that hold the brake pads in place may want to check those out as wheel. They can break or come loose, just an idea.

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When you take the wheels off there are metal clips that hold the brake pads in place may want to check those out as wheel. They can break or come loose, just an idea.
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When you take the wheels off there are metal clips that hold the brake pads in place may want to check those out as wheel. They can break or come loose, just an idea.
Good call. :D Slipped my mind.

i also have seen them break on pads.could be that too.
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There could also be aftermarket pads in there that don't quite fit like they should.


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Re: Clicking sound from front brakes

Did you ever figure out what the problem was?? I have a similar issue. I was also suspecting loose bolts. I haven't check the sliders yet but the whole bracket assembly I could easily check without taking the wheels off and them seemed tight. I pulled my brakes apart about a month ago to check them and after I started getting the clicking sound. After reading this, I'm now suspecting the metal slider clips that position the pads. But I may check the slider bolts as well.
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it seems that some brake pads dont fit very good in calipers.i heard this a lot at garage and after awhile on some vehicles it goes away.could be shoes would be good guess.
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Re: Clicking sound from front brakes

I have been so busy this week at work that I haven't had time to do anything. I hope to get some new brakes this next week and put them in to see if that solves the problem. I am not sure if it is a safety issue but the annoyance of them clicking all the time is enough to make me spend the money and get it done. Thanks for the responses. I will take some pics when I get the wheels off and let you all know if it solves the problem. Other than this I love the truck.
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Check your caliper bolts to make sure they are tight and check the caliper bushings. The caliper should slide on the pins but not be all sloppy.

i saw caliper bolts put in crooked and owners thought they were tight.the bolts even bent a little.my friends car made that CLICK noise then after month with new shoes /rotors it all of sudden stopped.
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Re: Clicking sound from front brakes

PROLEM SOLVED!! Thanks guys you were right. I went and got some new brake pads and put them on. There is no more clicking sound when I brake. There is also no rattle when I go over bumps. I think both of these were due to the ill-fitting pads. Again thanks for the help.
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PROLEM SOLVED!! Thanks guys you were right. I went and got some new brake pads and put them on. There is no more clicking sound when I brake. There is also no rattle when I go over bumps. I think both of these were due to the ill-fitting pads. Again thanks for the help.

glad it worked.yes pads sometimes take a month to seat in calipers.i see it all time, click, click then it goes away.some pads need the stuff on back,others the clips are made of thin metal and make a click noise.

thats why its best to get a good brand like WAGNER ones.those china shoes dont fit well.
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