Click when stopping

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Click when stopping

Post by Gilb666 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:08 am

Hi All

Whenever i come to a stop using the brakes i get a cluck / clunk kind of a sound. It's only one, and right as i come to a standstil.
Doesn't happen if i stop without using brakes (ie, slowing down going up a hill then putting the hand brake on).

It's gone through the MOT fine so i don't think it's anything dangerous but as i can't reproduce it without the car moving i'm struggling to work out what it could be.


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Re: Click when stopping

Post by Eagle1 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:56 am

No idea but is it front or back and is it sided.? Have the front brakes been looked at recently? I would start by checking them. I'd look at the wheel bolts to make sure they torqued properly. Another one I found recently on my MK2 golf was loose CV joint bolts. Hope some of it helps and if it's of no use sorry.



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Re: Click when stopping

Post by Gilb666 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:25 am

I think it's the front. Rear drums / shoes and wheel cylinders were replaced last year, and i'm pretty sure it was doing it before that.
It's done it with different wheels on, and before i replaced my suspension.
Cant notice if it's sided, but i can kind of feel it through the brake peddle.

I do have a 16v front brake setup to go on when i get around to it, but i was wondering if it could be something to do with the brake bar thingy or master cylinder etc


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Re: Click when stopping

Post by Eagle1 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:27 pm

Before I got to the bottom of what you'd written I'd suspect the brake bar. Would it happen at rest? If so get an assistant to push the peddle. Please Do Not try this whilst the vehicle is moving as you may fall off the vehicle plus your assistant will not be able to see you.



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Re: Click when stopping

Post by Gilb666 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:24 pm

I'll double check when i next drive it (probably not till next week now) but i'm 99% sure i have to be coming to a stop, not already stopped.
If i let off and press again while not moving nothing happens, but in stop-start traffic it clunks every time i stop.
I've not tried coming to a halt with the handbrake and then pressing the peddle when stopped, so i'll try that.


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Re: Click when stopping

Post by mr.brown » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:54 pm

Try replicating by putting the vehicle on axle stands (at the front). Get a minion to start the car and ease into first on idle speed alone - that will get the wheels spinning at a not-too-scary-speed - and then brake. Might help the diagnosis.



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Re: Click when stopping

Post by farley381 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:24 pm

Sounds like the same as mine. I think it's play somewhere in the brake-bar cross linkage. Mine passed the MOT OK though.


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Re: Click when stopping

Post by james butler » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:49 am

i had a similer noise if i braked and then accelerated it would clunk in either direction but only once.
turned out the three nuts and bolts that hold the ball joint onto the wishbone were loose.
not properly loose but loose enough to give an audible clunk when accelerating or braking.


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