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Old 09-07-14, 15:58
Amnesia180 Amnesia180 is offline
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Hi All,

I've recently heard a noise appearing (sometimes) when I apply the brakes. It doesn't happen every time, usually over long journeys. It does not happen at speed, usually under 30mph, but as I apply the brakes a split second after I've pressed the brake a "clunk" will happy. It sounds like it is coming from the brakes. However, it doesn't happen every time.

Doesn't feel any different when braking, and brakes still work fine. Any ideas?

Many thanks.
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Old 09-07-14, 16:15
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Default Re: Clunk when braking

Bottom balljoint perhaps?
You would be best to jack it up with a wheel off and inspect each side for anything worn/loose/perished
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Old 09-07-14, 18:03
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Default Re: Clunk when braking

Brake calliper spring missing or allowing to much movement?
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Old 09-07-14, 21:20
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Seems like it might be allowing too much movement. Hopefully safe to drive until I get it to a garage.
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Old 12-07-14, 09:25
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Check your wheel bolts too.
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Old 12-07-14, 14:18
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Garage took a look for free... tightened everything up, inspected calipers etc and came to the conclusion brake pad isnt sitting snug in the caliper carrier, all sorted now though
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