Brake Noise Dx Please

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by flynbuick, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    For a 70 455 convert with disc brakes I hear a clunk from the front passenger side when quickly pressing the brake pedal while in motion. I removed the wheel and everything appears tight, including the suspension and the caliper. (I did not remove the caliper.) There is no grinding like a broken or worn out brake pad might make and the rotors are smooth. What are your thoughts on the cause? ( I do not see any bushings missing.)
     
  2. Truzi

    Truzi Perpetual Student

    Check and make sure the battery is bolted down tight - see if anything else is loose under the hood. How are the control arm bushings (at the frame)?
     
  3. 70 gsconvt

    70 gsconvt Silver Level contributor

    I would also check the front sway bar mountings if equipped with one. Battery is also a possibility.
     
  4. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    I had already checked the battery hold down and the sway bar bushings. I am going to look closer at the control arms.
     
  5. r72gs

    r72gs Another project........

    JIm,

    Check that the outer pad is tight. They have 2 ears at the top that are supposed to be bent over to hold the pad tight in the caliper.

    To do this I use a large pair of channel lock pliers. You can also wedge a large screwdriver under the pad and use a hammer to tap the ears down.

    The pad should have no movement.
     
  6. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Karl I will check for that.
     
  7. r72gs

    r72gs Another project........

    Jim,

    Find anything yet??
     

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