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tap noise when brake applied firmly


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I have noticed lately a audible Tap coming from the right front brake. It doesn't do it every time, just when i have to apply it more rapidly. I have had the brake caliber off and on to check if all was intact and it was fine. I apply the brake grease where needed and reassembly. After a few times on the brake and it starts again. Any suggestions or comments are welcome. Dirty
 


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Well i guess im the first. If i find a solution Ill....
 

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Did you try new caliper hardware? New anti rattle clip?
 

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So does it do it at a dead stop? Or are you hearing this under moderate-hard braking/slowing down?

I'm kind of at a loss if it's option 1... something loose in the pedal assembly/booster/master cylinder?

Option 2, I would be looking at your radius arm bushings. I have seen a bunch of them blown out inside where you can't really see... I've also seen a lot of cracked crossmembers. Maybe remove the nut/washer/bushing assembly off the back side and inspect it closely.
 

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After a recent brake job, I had a noticeable, even loud, "clunk" noise from my fronts when I braked. I had had the rotors turned, and noticed that the finish looked grooved, not perfectly flat. Going over the rotors with a die grinder and sanding disc took most of the grooves out, and almost made the noise go away. A new set of rotors completely fixed the problem.
 

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Well I guess It spit out the anti rattle clip, Ill pick one up and see if that's it. Dorman product maybe.
 

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If you push the gas and brake all the way to the floor simultaneously while driving, your truck will take a screenshot.
 

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Try that and get back with me PJ, sounds like something for a trumpy bear.
GODS WILL the crusaders say. Nice Try
 
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