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Old 05-30-2011, 03:28 PM
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Cannot figure out this brake noise

for a while now I have a strange noise coming from the front tires, every time I use the brake going down a hill, I hear a clicking sound. It sounds similar to the transmission clicking sound when you put it in park. I have had it checked twice and the ford dealer says there is nothing wrong. What do I do? Thanks
 
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By any chance have you changed front brake pads or rotors lately? I've heard that clicking sound after changing out pads with slotted rotors on one of my cars. I'd take the tire off and look at the rotor/caliper to make sure all is correct. Check the slide pins to make sure that they are free and lubricated. I just did new slide pins/hardware on my truck and what a difference in brake feel.
 
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Yes new pads on front and rear rotors got turned to not sure about the brake pin what is this?
 
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I'd bet (based on your answer to new pads) that the noise is of no importance...the noise will diminish as the pads seat to the rotors.

There are a set (two) pins which allow the caliper to "float" when the brakes are applied and released. Here is a writeup on maintaining the slide pins (thanks Guzzle). Entire slide pin replacement, retaining springs (wrapped with sound deadening material), new slide mounting bolts, and slide pin rubber boots ran me about $40.
 
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alright, thanks for the info, i want to have the pins checked and replace my front wheel bearings im approaching 300,000 miles and is my daily driver, if this truck needs or is about to need somethin it gets it ha
 
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alright, thanks for the info, i want to have the pins checked and replace my front wheel bearings im approaching 300,000 miles and is my daily driver, if this truck needs or is about to need somethin it gets it ha
Wes, you would be much better off doing the slide pins yourself...You can do all four wheels in an afternoon, you will know the job is done correctly, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you did it, AND the money you save can be used to buy some good beer . I wish I was down on the Gulf Coast, I'd come over and give you a hand !
 
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ha, alright ill give it my best shot thanks for your help
 
 
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