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Old 03-12-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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So, I have an 86 Bronco II that goes through anti-rattle clips like a kid goes through candy. My brakes are always rattling!

My dad had the same problem with his 85 Ranger. It's like the anti-rattle clips just get worn out real fast or something.

Does anyone have any good tips/tricks to get them to stay in or ANY tips/tricks just to get the brakes to stop rattling?


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Old 03-12-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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So, I have an 86 Bronco II that goes through anti-rattle clips like a kid goes through candy. My brakes are always rattling!

My dad had the same problem with his 85 Ranger. It's like the anti-rattle clips just get worn out real fast or something.

Does anyone have any good tips/tricks to get them to stay in or ANY tips/tricks just to get the brakes to stop rattling?


Thanks
I always open them up further to cause a little more pressure. I've seen some clips siliconed to the pad on some rigs in the junkyard, but I've never tried it.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
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Are your rotors on good shape? Sometimes a warped rotor could put presure at different points causing the spring clips to expand and wear at a faster rate
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That 86 has those rubber bushed pins to mount the calipers.
Try a new set, they're cheap.

The other thing I always do is add a nice bead of that CRC Disk Brake Quiet goop everywhere the pad touches. Put a ring atop the piston and dabs on the ears and back of the stationary pad, after cleaning up the caliper contact points. Even if the pads have those plates I always use that stuff.
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I do everything Earl said with two major differences.

1) I throw the rattle pads in the trash as soon as I open the box.

2) I use Motorcraft dielectric and caliper grease. I have found that the CRC stuff dries into a gel that can allow some funny things to happen if you goop it took thick. I also don't like the way it gets stuck in everything and never washes out of fabric and glues stuff together. It's worse than jizz once it starts to dry.
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Maybe what I thought was silicone was the CRC stuff. I had some years ago that was spray on, but I didn't think it did a damn bit of good.
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i had the same problem and i found if you bend the clip for a tighter snugger fit it seems to work better just is a bitch to get on.
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Hey thanks guys.

I think I got it fixed by just bending the clip a little more so it's tighter and cleaning up the contact points where the pad touches and so far it's quiet again!
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