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Old 06-16-2005, 06:27 PM   #1
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Brake rattle

I have a '78 Airstream Excella 500 and I'm wondering where to buy the disc brake pads. My pads are not totally worn out yet, but there may be 20 percent left. I have a lot of rattles in the brakes at low speed and I pulled a wheel to check it out. What I believe is that the rotor grabs the pads and it pulls the caliper up and the caliper hits the upper portion. I've pulled it over 1000 miles this spring, so I don't think it's a safety issue. If I replace the pads, maybe the rattling will go away. Does anyone have any comments or experience with brake rattles?

Thanks for any information on the rattles and pads.

William Kallmer
Omaha, NE
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:44 PM   #2
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I'm no expert...Just getting that out of the way . It sounds like the spring clip is missing. The is a slightly bent piece of metal that acts like a spring between caliper and the bracket that hangs on to it. If your caliper is riding loose it will chatter... Hope this helps Lee
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