Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kent Island, MD
front brakes popping/clicking?!?
I changed my pads about one month ago (each wheel). I had previously changed my front rotors the last time I changed the pads about 40k miles previous, so I did not replace the rotors this time. Pads replaced, went on fine (used stop squeak). After putting the wheels back on and priming the brakes I took it for a quick spin to make sure all was okay and didn't notice any noise...
A few days go by and I start noticing a popping sound from the front brakes every time my direction of travel changes (forward/reverse and reverse/forward). The popping sound is ONLY heard the first time I tap the brakes after changing directions.
It made me nervous, so I pulled the front wheels back off and inspected all the parts. Everything was where it was supposed to be. I also confirmed I had the right pads. Just in case I disassembled and reassembled. Again, a few days go by and I don't hear anything, now, again, I am hearing a popping sound.
I saw a post relating to BMW's and Toyota's saying this was normal for free floating brake calipers (but this is my sixth car with floating calipers). I talked to the auto parts store (who also has a mechanic shop) and they kind of shrugged and said "don't know, could be the calipers are bad." One, I don't like to pay someone to work on my jeep. Two, I can't afford the price gouging (even at the local mom and pop shop).
Any thoughts? I noticed a TSB for an issue with bad calipers, but my jeep was built the month before the vehicles included in the recall... Any thoughts would be much appreciated!
It's a jeep thing... I am one of the few people, outside of rockcrawling, that has made use of the "if you can read this, please roll me over" sticker
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