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Caliper tension pins

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sfetty, May 27, 2010.

  1. May 27, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    sfetty

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    Has anyone had problems with their caliper tension pins becoming loose and allowing the calipers to make an awful clanking noise everytime you hit a bump? My 2009 Tacoma sounds like a bucket of bolts everytime I hit a bump or hole in the road. It's on the drivers side front wheel .[​IMG]
     
  2. May 27, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    Not me but I have read of this somewhere on here before.
     
  3. May 27, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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  4. May 27, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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    If I'm reading this right, I think you are referring to the pins that hold the brake pads in place. If your calipers are making a clanking noise then the caliper mounting bolts are loose, not the tension pins. It's possible that your pads are not held in tightly and causing the noise too. But the pins do nothing to hold the caliper in place. The pins are there to allow the pads to move when the brake pedal is depressed. I would get this looked at right away. Brakes are nothing to mess around with. Imagine not being able to stop, scary:eek:.
     
  5. May 27, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    X2... you're still under warranty... Let them figure it out.
     
  6. May 27, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    THIS IS THE DAMN SOUND IVE BEEN HEARING! everytime I go over a bump my front end goes "clank!" but when the brakes are applied it doesn't. And now I've noticed it makes the sound when I first hit the brakes.
     
  7. May 28, 2010 at 5:48 AM
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    Same sound I'm getting. It appears to be the pads free floating (which they should be) "pad slap". Several have been to the dealers and they claim it's normal.

    Noise when brake is first applied in either direction or when riding over bumps.

    It makes the trunk sound like a bucket of bolts:(

    Noise will NOT happen when slight brake pressure is applied.


    I'm going to try and re-grease between the pad shims with a quality disc brake grease. The spring retainers are present and installed correctly.

    I've read that the Tundra suffer from the same noise.

    Any more info would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  8. May 28, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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  9. May 28, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    Mine doesn't.

    My VW did after I did the front brakes.
    The pads were slightly out of spec and rattling in the calipers.
    I peened the edges of the pads where they fit into the calipers and replaced the retention springs.
    No more rattle.
     
  10. May 28, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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    Its happens when your pads become just a little bit more than half way down. Mine did it too, when I replaced my pads, it went away.
     
  11. May 28, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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