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#1 the_gould

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 06:15 PM

Hello there folks

I have the focus 1.8TDci.
55 plate

it has brake pads and discs all round

when i am driving over any bumps speed bumps un even surfaces or that i get a metalic rumble noise
but when i apply the brakes the noise does not happen

this would indicate that it should be something to do with the brakes pads or calipers maybe even the discs.

anyone got any advice or know about this.

had it for some time and it is really annoyin

thanks for your time reading this.
hope you can take your time to help me

would like it if you could

thanks guys

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 06:20 PM

Hello there folks

I have the focus 1.8TDci.
55 plate

it has brake pads and discs all round

when i am driving over any bumps speed bumps un even surfaces or that i get a metalic rumble noise
but when i apply the brakes the noise does not happen

this would indicate that it should be something to do with the brakes pads or calipers maybe even the discs.

anyone got any advice or know about this.

had it for some time and it is really annoyin

thanks for your time reading this.
hope you can take your time to help me

would like it if you could

thanks guys



well to start with jack the wheel up and have a look look for the pads being loose the pin that holds the pad may be broke loose or missing its a black pin that runs down the caliper holding the pad in if not that look for the backing plates if they are fitted these can be loose it wont be the disks next make sure the caliper itself is secure if the brakes are all ok then ide be looking at wheel bearings cv joints etc with the wheel off the ground give the tyure a good thump youll be able to locate the rattle

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 06:23 PM

Yeah i will give that a go thanks.

thanks for quick reply

Was just thinking that because of the sound going away when the braking was done that it was with the calipers or that .

If was CV joints and that would it still dissapear when braking?!?!

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 07:10 PM

Yeah i will give that a go thanks.

thanks for quick reply

Was just thinking that because of the sound going away when the braking was done that it was with the calipers or that .

If was CV joints and that would it still dissapear when braking?!?!



to be honest i highly doubt it would be the cv joint it was just another thing to check if you got nowhere with the brakes it definately sounds like the pads arent properly secure and this is causing the rattling have you had any work done on the brakes recently if so check the dsecuring pin i mentioned is on and not come off some people dont put them on right another thing to check is on the rear you may have a metal shield that covers the rear of the caliper and disk sometimes these get knocked with stuff from the road and it can cause it to rattle of the disk youll know youreself if its more from the front or the rear if you need any more help post back and we try to answer when were on

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 07:15 PM

to be honest i highly doubt it would be the cv joint it was just another thing to check if you got nowhere with the brakes it definately sounds like the pads arent properly secure and this is causing the rattling have you had any work done on the brakes recently if so check the dsecuring pin i mentioned is on and not come off some people dont put them on right another thing to check is on the rear you may have a metal shield that covers the rear of the caliper and disk sometimes these get knocked with stuff from the road and it can cause it to rattle of the disk youll know youreself if its more from the front or the rear if you need any more help post back and we try to answer when were on



Well i have had the pads and disks replaced in front. Front was quick fit . they have the life time warrenty replacement for the pads. and the rear ones have maybe not been replaced . no i have had them done and fitted away from kwick fit so yeah they have been worked on

I will follow your advice soonish . then report back to see what you think
but i am happy in the knowlege that i think its break related and there is someone who is a bit better in the know thinks that as well

so lets see

cheers for your help and will be in touch as soon as done the discovery work

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 08:01 PM

Well i have had the pads and disks replaced in front. Front was quick fit . they have the life time warrenty replacement for the pads. and the rear ones have maybe not been replaced . no i have had them done and fitted away from kwick fit so yeah they have been worked on

I will follow your advice soonish . then report back to see what you think
but i am happy in the knowlege that i think its break related and there is someone who is a bit better in the know thinks that as well

so lets see

cheers for your help and will be in touch as soon as done the discovery work


ill lay my bets the black spring clip that holds the pad in is either on wrong or missing

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