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Old 24 Jul 2003, 08:07 am   #1 (permalink)
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When braking from idle speeds, my recently purchased 96 Camry (V6, 55k
miles) responds with a single "clack" - not every time but at least once per
day - usually from the front , but occasionally from the rear. If it also
happens at faster speeds, I don't hear it. The single metal-on-metal
sounding clack occurs when the brakes are first tapped. Braking function
itself seems to be OK: no warps, no pulls, no squeals, no chirps. Pad
replacement had no effect. The dealer assures me that the calipers are OK.
Neither of my other Camrys (94 & 03) makes this noise, although they're both
4 cyl and have front-only discs.

Is this normal? Any tips as to what I should ask the mechanic to look for?

Thanks.


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Old 24 Jul 2003, 02:23 pm   #2 (permalink)
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This is very normal, get use to it. After few month you will not notice it, the noise came from the pads moving to take out the play in disc brakes.

"T.W." <tw@pleasenospam.com> wrote in message news:bfolqi$4dv$1@slb5.atl.mindspring.net...
> When braking from idle speeds, my recently purchased 96 Camry (V6, 55k
> miles) responds with a single "clack" - not every time but at least once per
> day - usually from the front , but occasionally from the rear. If it also
> happens at faster speeds, I don't hear it. The single metal-on-metal
> sounding clack occurs when the brakes are first tapped. Braking function
> itself seems to be OK: no warps, no pulls, no squeals, no chirps. Pad
> replacement had no effect. The dealer assures me that the calipers are OK.
> Neither of my other Camrys (94 & 03) makes this noise, although they're both
> 4 cyl and have front-only discs.
>
> Is this normal? Any tips as to what I should ask the mechanic to look for?
>
> Thanks.
>
>
>


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Old 29 Jul 2003, 07:27 am   #3 (permalink)
T.W.
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Default Re: brake "clack"

Thanks for your reassurance. I was concerned that maybe I had sticky
pistons which needed attention. The "clack" is definitely linked to
direction changes. Perhaps it's related to auto-adjust, or a change in the
front/rear bias proportions (if such even occurs in reverse - obviously I
don't know)?

TW

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> T.W. wrote:
> > When braking from idle speeds, my recently purchased 96 Camry (V6, 55k
> > miles) responds with a single "clack" - not every time but at least once

per
> > day - usually from the front , but occasionally from the rear. If it

also
> > happens at faster speeds, I don't hear it. The single metal-on-metal
> > sounding clack occurs when the brakes are first tapped. Braking

function
> > itself seems to be OK: no warps, no pulls, no squeals, no chirps. Pad
> > replacement had no effect. The dealer assures me that the calipers are

OK.
> > Neither of my other Camrys (94 & 03) makes this noise, although they're

both
> > 4 cyl and have front-only discs.
> >
> > Is this normal? Any tips as to what I should ask the mechanic to look

for?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >

>
> Yes, especially after the first application after a direction change
>
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Old 31 Jul 2003, 09:19 pm   #4 (permalink)
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T.W. wrote:
> Thanks for the reassurance. Yes, direction changes definitely seem to be
> involved. Just wondering: does the front/rear proportioning change when in
> reverse? Or, is the "clack" part of an auto-adjust process? I'm thankful I
> don't have sticky pistons which need replacement.


Neitther, i ts just the fit of the pads in the anchor plate. There is
some clearance, or they'd seize.


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Hey, do you smell that? Smells like something died?
Is it dogshit on the bottom of your feet?
Nope, its just Uday and Qusay!
I slept better last night knowing they have assumed
room temperature!
Looking forward to seeing these rotting corpse of these thugs
on TV!

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