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biketsai
05-01-2008, 10:22 PM
I recently got some new rear brake stuff.
Zimmerman cross drilled rotors with ceramic pads.
After installation, my car has began to rattle on one side and it is ANNOYING!
It looks like my pad doesnt sit in there snug, and just bounces around or so when I drive. I even went back multiple times to check the caliper/carrier bolts and even used that brake lube on all parts.
What should I do??
thanks

aytheory
05-01-2008, 10:39 PM
the rotor is held on by the lug bolts - if your calipers are rattling then tighten them - your bad shout sit snug once you use them - the caliper push and when you drive it pushes them back in just a little bit. So in theory it should sit snug - no where for it to go. You better make sure - a loose caliper can damage your rotors you just bought and the pads. Also i don't know what you mean by brake lube.

There is brake anti-squeak that is placed on the back of the pads.

Then there is loctite that is used to tighten down the bolts as a thread sealant

Squarrl
05-01-2008, 10:59 PM
are the metal spring things tight on the caliper?

biketsai
05-02-2008, 07:02 AM
metal spring on caliper?
btw these are the rears

audinutt
05-02-2008, 07:57 AM
The rear pads should have springs that go under the caliper before it's bolted down. If the pads are rattling around something was installed incorrectly.

here's a pic showing a similar setup http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q247/LeszekRZD/SEAT%20Ibiza%20Sport/DSC00080.jpg

good luck!

-richard

Blake260
05-02-2008, 08:01 AM
my fronts do the same thing...but the solution is different from the rear

biketsai
05-02-2008, 09:02 AM
o. My springs are faced down

Militant-Grunt
05-02-2008, 09:29 AM
o. My springs are faced down

LoL.

We had a customer that did his own brakes, only to find that exact same problem, he destroyed his pads.

Squarrl
05-02-2008, 11:44 AM
o. My springs are faced down

I dont even know how u managed that

biketsai
05-02-2008, 01:42 PM
The rear pads should have springs that go under the caliper before it's bolted down. If the pads are rattling around something was installed incorrectly.

here's a pic showing a similar setup http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q247/LeszekRZD/SEAT%20Ibiza%20Sport/DSC00080.jpg

good luck!

-richard

So I need to bend the srpings upwards so they are facing that way?

biketsai
05-02-2008, 01:57 PM
http://www.ecstuning.com/stage/images/dis/5391/600/5391.jpg
i have those pads

quattro16
05-02-2008, 03:17 PM
Shouldnt matter which way the spring is! Just make sure both end of the springs are being pressed in by the caliper. Some aftermarket stuff sucks and the springspop out in the open area in the caliper.