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Old 04-14-2009, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by lewiboy View Post
there is a noise coming from the rear drivers side, it sounds like a tin being dragged along the floor. It only makes the noise over bumps but stops when i hit the brakes, even just slightly touch them and it stops. i have checked the brakes and cant see anything out of the ordinary. please could someone write me a list of possibilites for what is causing it.

I have the same issue, and i believe i have found the problem.

The inboard brake pad has retaining clips/springs on the back side that hold it in the caliper. The clip/springs have broken off and are allowing the brake pad to float freely. This does not effect braking at all, but rattles like the car is going to fall apart every time you hit a bump. You may have to replace rotors and pads at the same time to prevent squealing. Looks like a pretty easy fix though.

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