Thread: Rattle quiz
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Old 05-03-2001, 01:30 PM
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Phantom rattle

Does this car have rear disc brakes? If so, it is common on older domestic cars for the bushings that hold the calipers in place to wear. When that happens they make a high pitched rattling noise when going over small irregularities, like a washboard before a stop sign. This is simple to diagnose by removing the wheel and trying to wiggle the caliper, keeping in mind that there is some friction against the rotor even at rest.
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