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Brake clunk noise

What causes a brake clunk noise when applying brakes? A brake clunk noise can be caused by loose caliper bolts, loose caliper bracket bolts, missing or worn abutment clips or a worn abutment. Here’s how to check and correct brake clunk noise. Understand brake pad movement during application When you apply your brakes, the brake pads move in to squeeze the spinning brake rotor. The rotating motion of the rotor combined with the squeezing movement forces the “ears” of the brake pad backing plate against the abutment area. In late … Read More

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