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Old 09-04-2012, 08:42 AM
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Default Why is this noise happening?

Hello everybody, I have a question about the front brake's on my 09 Ranger. I am getting this ticking noise every so often when braking/ braking and turning at low speeds. I have already taken off the wheel to do a visual inspection on my brake assembly, everything appears to be fine. Pads are good, rotor is good and the two 14mm Caliper bolts are tight. Its almost as if the rotor is so smooth that it creates this bumpy/ clicky noise when the brake pads are applied to it. Is anyone familiar with a noise from the front- end like this when braking. Any other ideas.
All information is much appreciated, Scott
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:46 PM
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Well I am new to the forums. This post got 32 views 0 replies. Somebody help please Let me know if I should move the post.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:57 PM
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It may be the tire balancing weights if they are the stick-on kind used for some rims. As the wheel turns if they are not placed perfectly, they can hit the caliper.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:42 PM
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How substantial of a noise would that make though?
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:50 PM
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What I would do is get some brake parts lubricant, take off the caliper and pads, and apply lubricant to all the contact points, specifically the edges and backs of the pads. Most likely its a case of the pads not being able to move quite freely enough and getting a little stuck in their path, especially since its intermittent. If not that, then I would pop off the wheel bearing dust covers and make sure everything is still in place there. The cotter pin may have come loose and be rattling around.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:58 PM
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Okay so tommorow I am going to go and get some of that "brake parts cleaner", after I apply that. I will jump back on here and let you guys know. I appreciate the post's I hope that we can get to the bottom of this noise. Thanks
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:14 PM
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Dont get brake cleaner, thats a solvent. I think he means caliper slide grease or dialectric grease.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:21 PM
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ok and where exactly do I apply this grease to? also I wanted to mention that I can feel the noise under my feet sometimes if this helps diagnosis...
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:28 PM
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The best lube to use is high temperature brake grease. LIGHTLY grease the channels that the pad tabs set in and the spots where the metal clips spring against pad backing. While you are at it, you might want to look at your slide pins and make sure they are well lubricated.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:32 PM
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Sorry im a newb to this......slide pins are??
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:39 PM
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The slide pins allow the brake caliper assembly to move as the caliper squeezes the pads in and releases during braking. These pins are located where the bolts for the caliper mounts to the caliper bracket. After you remove the caliper bolts, you can remove the pins in the rubber boots for inspection. If they have been maintained properly, they should pull right out. If they are rusted, you may need to beat them out and replace them.

There are things you can do to save the old pins but since you are new at this, I won't mention them. The pins are fairly inexpensive and that would be a better route to go if there is a problem with them.

Also make sure those boots are in good shape. If they have holes or cracks, they will let water in and will cause them to rust.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:03 AM
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Ok thanks everybody. I am going to go and grab grease right now.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:52 PM
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I took it all apart. Greased all contact points. Slide pins were good and lubed. Grease seems to have helped.thanks for all the help everyone.
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