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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-02-2016, 12:29 PM
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You need to take a scientific approach you your issue. Drive your car and then push brakes couple of times and approach your station but this time, stop using manual brake.

Take off your wheel and inspect caliper. Is pad loose in it? Is is crooked? Then let someone push the brake and watch what happens - does pad come in contact with rotor? Does it retract?

You may dealing with stuck caliper piston or improperly installed pad. Or the noise is completely something else

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-05-2016, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Well scientific approach done.

I don't usually use a manual brake. After bringing it to a buddy(works for stealer) he said it's mainly the shocks, struts and shock mounts that would be causing it. All are leaking and the mounts on the rear he said were messed up to.

Got new ones coming in the mail next week so we shall see.

He said the calipers were working fine.

Will update ones the dampers are all on an fixed up
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