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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-06-2010, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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I am getting a squealing noise from one of my rear brakes, upon inspection it looks as if the spring attached to the top noise clips are in different locations. The left clip is pushing on the back of the noise clip and the right on is pushing on the top of the clip, which is correct? I have put about 20k on these pads and only recently started to hear this noise. I only hear it with a window down and it has only recently been cool enough in FL to lower a window, so it may have been doing it for a while. Car in on the jack with a wheel off so hoping for a quck rersponse
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The only way the noise clip is suppose to make noise, is if it is scraping on the rotor. Your pads have to be worn down to that point, or the pads were installed incorrectly or somehow the noise clips were damaged or bent in closer to the rotor.

They make the same pad for the left and right brakes, often the same caliper as well, since the left and right brake are mirror images of each other, the same pad/caliper would have to be reversed or flipped around when installed on the other side.

That is why you'll see things like the noise clip on the top on one side, but on the bottom on the other side.

Just install the pads so that they are orientated the same as the old ones were.

You lost me on the thing about one clip pressing on another clip, NOT sure what you were talking about, maybe that is the cause, the were installed incorrectly and something is pressing the noise clips in toward the rotor.

BUT, it sounded like you were puzzled by why the noise clips were NOT orientated the same way on both sides of the vehicle, and above is the explanation why. Let me know if this does NOT answer the question.
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If you look through the opening in the wheel at the top or the caliper you can see a spring the looks as if it keeps ternsion on the noise clip the left side was not installed correctly when I changed pads. thought that this was the problem made it the whole way through the neighborhood wihtout a noise then it retuned on the last stop. This clip was not rubbing the rotor, I will have to look farther to find the noise. As far as the pads I replaced them and thought I put them on the same way the old ones came off. Too long ago to remember.
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You might have a rock caught in the brakes.

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You might have a rock caught in the brakes.
Would it be between the pad and the rotor? I will remove the pads and check. Thanks
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