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Knocking sound from passenger caliper. Any ideas?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Markb, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Markb

    Markb Active Member

    Apr 4, 2004
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    As subject I've got a knocking sound coming from the passenger caliper that sort of makes a 'Chinking' noise when the wheel turns rounds.

    I thought it was a stone in the caliper to start with, but it didn't clear. So I've had the caliper off, but still can't see anything.

    Any ideas? As it's doing my head in.
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  3. god_thats_quick

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

    Jun 1, 2004
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    Have you cleaned and greased the runners for the pads?

    It could actually be a stuck caliper that would need rebuilding or a new one... it's a pain, I've been having a similar problem with a rear caliper but sorted it at the weekend by stripping the pads and giving everything a good clean and grease and putting back together.
  4. chrisb

    chrisb Member

    Sep 22, 2005
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    Have you had new tyres with stick-on balance wieghts?

    My A3 has 15" wheels, and since weights are no longer lead, they're bigger and foul the caliper. I had to have knock-on weights.

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