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esko
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esko Sep 6, 6:21am - #267671 

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SOMEBODY! Please help me!

I've been noticing this weird metallic clangy noise coming from the front left brake. It only happens when I brake. But the weird thing is that it only occurs sometimes. My friends say my brakes look brand new still. What could be wrong? I wanna get some advise before I get ripped off at some dealer.
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Evan
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Evan Sep 6, 6:23am - #267672 

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Sounds like you might need a new brake pad. Take it to a mechanic ASAP for inspection.

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esko
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esko Sep 6, 6:36am - #267673 

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do brake pads really make a noise like that? I've been driving my car like this for a while (3-4 months). Could it get worse? what is the worst case scenario?
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Evan
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Evan Sep 6, 6:37am - #267674 

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eek STOP! Brakes are nothing to mess around with. If you have a problem, get it fixed IMMEDIATELY.

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esko
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esko Sep 6, 6:47am - #267675 

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thanx Evan. I'll be sure to get that fixed ASAP.
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xvtxboi508x
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xvtxboi508x Sep 6, 6:52am - #267676 

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yeah man never know down hill one day hey no brakes wait! went too fast eek
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RyCeCuBe
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RyCeCuBe Sep 6, 8:17am - #267677 

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"i think my dad's gone crazy" rofl <--- sorry i read ur topic n i just had to say that.
ok sumthin that really relates to your topic...my brakes used to have that little *clunk* sound almost everytime i'm about to brake...if that's what ur talkin about, what i did was got a brake inspection n they said i just needed to get my brakes adjusted...i'll admit though, i'm not very good with brakes so i dunno what exactly it is they did to my brakes..but it did the job for me...hope that helps!

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Miketrd Sep 6, 10:11pm - #267678 
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check the calipers
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GjGts Sep 7, 4:31am - #267679 

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dude the second you hear that sound thats the warning to you the driver that Holy shit the pads gone nad hehe, no seriously dont drive it if you can prevent it unless you are getting the brakes done, totally un safe and you can destroy your rotors..be careful and good luck
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SHen3500 Sep 7, 5:42am - #267680 
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If it's pretty constant while breaking, then it is that your pad needs replaced. You do need to do it ass soon as possible. Safety of course is an issue, but also driving it like that screws up your rotors, a little and your can turn the rotors, depends on the width of the rotor wether it can be done or not. If you can't turn it, then you will have to get a new rotor along with the break pad. So, as with everything thing else on a car, when you think something is wrong you gotta be as quick as you can to fix it. Sounds like you understand that already, and I can understand not wanting to get ripped off.
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Designer_GTS Sep 7, 6:14pm - #267681 
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My brakes always make a "clank" sound once when I press the brake pedal. It's been doing that for the past 15,000 miles. Is it normal or is there something wrong? The braking Performance doesn't seem affected. Maybe it's just the sound of the brakes engaging?
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esko
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esko Sep 10, 8:18am - #267682 

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thanx for your help guys. Im buying the TRD pads and installing it next week along with my TRD exhaust if they both come in.
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mister_tin Sep 10, 10:19am - #267683 
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was it the pads then? Did you get it checked? confused
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esko
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esko Sep 10, 3:26pm - #267684 

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yeah, a friend of mine who's a mechanic said that it is the brake pads. He's charging me $40.00 for labor. Is that a good price for this type of job?
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celicafourotwo Sep 10, 3:54pm - #267685 

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^^yup
or you can buy the pad and change it urself, if u're incline to do so..my bro always changes his brake pad himself..good luck

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