ST 225 Rear Brake Caliper Rattle!

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ST 225 Rear Brake Caliper Rattle!

Postby FuZiOn_ST » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:50 am

Hi Guys :D

Something is really bothering me here. The rear, right brake caliper or something in that area is rattling.

I have narrowed it down to the brakes, because the only way to get the rattling to stop is to apply brakes. Even very, very slightly, which leads me to believe it is not a suspension rattle because even applying the brakes very lightly stops the rattle, so there is no loading or unloading of the suspension when braking.

The brake pads still have plenty of life in them.

I've taken the car to Supaquick for them to have a look, they prodded around and came to the conclusion that everything looks perfect, from what they can see, the pad is seated nice and snug in the caliper too.

Have any of you had a similar issue with the brake caliper, and do you perhaps have a solution I could look at? I thought about the possibility of it being anti-rattle clips. Are those on the inside or outside portion of the caliper?

Thanks all! 'ST'

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Re: ST 225 Rear Brake Caliper Rattle!

Postby Azzy » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:12 am

Howzit man,

I believe its the break pad that does not have the anti rattle clip on them that causes this.
When buying brake pads check and for the ones with anti rattle on them, the one that rattles will still work perfectly, just that annoying rattle everytime
you go over a bump.
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Re: ST 225 Rear Brake Caliper Rattle!

Postby cyco » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:18 am

had this issue when i had my 225.. there is a clip that holds the pad when its not in use... make sure that its there
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Re: ST 225 Rear Brake Caliper Rattle!

Postby convict 66 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:04 am

jip i have same issue
clip is not there

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Re: ST 225 Rear Brake Caliper Rattle!

Postby FuZiOn_ST » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:07 am

Thanks Gents :)

Can you get the clip if it is not there or do you need to replace the pads?

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