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front pads rattle on s4

therealnovaboy Sep 28, 2009

  1. therealnovaboy

    therealnovaboy Missed A Gear

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    when going over ruff surfaces my brake pads are rattling in the carrier. was wondering if there is ment to be metal spring clips in them to stop this. if there is they are not fitted and think that is the problem.

    thanks in advance
     
  2. andybnwc

    andybnwc Member

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    i had the same problem , i used a smear of silicone on the backs and it sorted it .
     
  3. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Craigs S4 does this, and it sounds pretty nasty.

    Took us ages to work out what it was too!

    The later S4 calipers had a different pad and different anti rattle springs to stop the noise, if its the early calipers you have then try andys suggestion.
     
  4. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    When you say a smear, how thick & how heat resistant was the silicone given heat generated from braking?
     
  5. andybnwc

    andybnwc Member

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    only a thin smear just aloowed it to nearly set then squezzed them back in . Its kind of a touch thing i just give them a wiggle to see if they stopped rattling . No problems with heat and only had to do it once.
     
  6. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    How long ago was that mate?
     
  7. andybnwc

    andybnwc Member

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    about 5 years ago ? i now need new disks and pads , ive got rs4 calipers with all the bits in my garage just need discs pads and some kind of rear upgrade to match .

    Its been off the road alot tho so hence 5 years
     
  8. dieselfitter251

    dieselfitter251 Blow ma own trumpet?

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    Auntie rattle springs!
     
  9. s4marsh

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    i was gonna say 5years for disc's+pads untill i read the off the road comment i get 2 years max usually
     
  10. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    The early calipers dont have them, thats the whole problem i recon.

    Later ones use different locating pins and different pads, and they have big springs to keep them silent!
     

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