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wraith1966

Rattle,tapping,clicking,knocking Noise Brakes Maybe

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Hello everyone

Trouble with rear of the car 2008 Ford Focus 1.8TDCI 5 Door Hatchback...

right guys the noise sounds like its coming from the rear wheels/brakes, but i have just done the rear brakes, repleaced with brand new pads !

when i drive down the road and drive over rough surface, i get a rattle noise coming from what i belive to be the wheels/brakes, the sound from inside the car

just sounds like a hatch to blame, which i found out it is NOT..from outside the car is really loud,when putting down the window...

then i clicked on something by chance, when i pull the handbrake on a faction not even the first click !

the noise goes away ! so looks like maybe cable, but this also works with the foot pedal as well. mmmmmmm "pads are ok"

any idea's ?

best wishes

wraith

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Sounds like the pads arent seated properly they shouldnt rattle and should be in contact with the disk almost it does sound as if you missed something when putting it back together or the garage did ide have it looked at to be safe

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I had this when I first got my car, same as yours. Mine was the pads, but the garage had put some in before I picked it up. Turns out they were cheap ones, and didn't bode well with the car, I swapped them our for a half decent set, and my problem was gone,, it was annoying the hell out of me for ages trying to locate the noise,,, its not as if I couldn't hear it lol. Just pin pointing it. The VW's suffer with this problem, only difference is that they require genuine pads to solve the problem, which are a little more costly.

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UPDATE

you where right it was the pads to blame, i could not belive this, because they where not cheap ones, anyway after abit of

hammering to the ends i made these a bit longer, and now work free of the noise/rattle

THANKYOU ^^^^^^^

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Your welcome, glad we could be of assistance. :D you'll sleep easy tonight now lol.

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to be honest, if i understood you right, it might pay to get another set of pads, as the way you have got round the problem may cause the pad to stick in the caliper. this will lead to uneven pad wear and possibly siezing..pads are meant to be a snug fit but there is a fine line between too loose and too tight.

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"wase16ll"

do not worry buddy, part time co-rally, been making panels all my life, when i said i took a hammer to them, i guess you had a vision of me whacking it lol

no no pads fit like they should !..we rally a full wrc fia mk1 escort...we where running it with a red top vx-hall 2L...but its now getting the full blown cosworth

engine...no short cuts, all top spec, not sure what to do about roll cage, thinking of taking back half out and putting a seat back in..

the red top vx-hall will be dropped into a locust 7 kitcar...the 1600 xflow that came with the mk1 many years ago, is sitting waiting to be dropped

into a 105E ford anglia saloon which as been modded to a pick up...bit history on my work with my famliy

so no short cuts, why send pads back when you cam make just as good as factory ones...but saying that not everyone as the tools for the job, so i understand your answer

you do not know me, or what i do...BUT thankyou for the safety replie ;)

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OMG you just typed the word Vaux***l twice in one post, don't be suprised if your banned by morning lol, its foul language on here that is :ph34r:

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only used that engine, because we could not get a cossy at the time, "cossy" engine lined up today with gearbox, hell

not much room for the huge downpipe lol my good god lol

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