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Old July 19th, 2004, 08:27 AM
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Tapping sound from brakes?

Guys, I am no professional mechanic but I am no slouch either. I have noticed that my '97 has a tapping sound coming from the front end. It increases speed with increased road speed. The noise instantly goes away when I touch the brakes.

My question is what the heck in the brakes or that general area could be responsible for a tapping sound? This is not what I would expect from worn brakes which might squeal or have a rattle sound but this is a very precisely rythmic tapping sound.

Any ideas??

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Old July 19th, 2004, 09:40 AM
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I would pull the front wheels off and have a look, see if anything is caught in the breaks. Possibly the rotor is warped.
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Old July 19th, 2004, 01:23 PM
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You may want to check out the gas tank. Sometimes I once had a clicking sound and turns out there was a rock in my tire treads, and a zip tie was hitting the tank. You may even wants to check the wheel weights are not should be hitting the brake shields or tie rod endses.
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Wheel weights could be the case....good idea!! I do not think it is likely to be warped rotor though because I would think I would feel a pulsating in the pedal right?? Brakes feel and work fine. I will check this out when I get a day off this coming Wed.

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Sosa Didja fand anything? Im kurius what was makin that klickin.
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Old July 30th, 2004, 03:47 AM
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No I have not...I have been too busy to actually look yet. I am not certain it is coming from the brakes themselves or not but hiitting the brakes makes the tapping go away somehow.

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Wheel bearings loose. Could be cv but probably wheel bearings. Jack up vehicle, shake wheel by holding at 6 and 12 and if you can wiggle it then you know what it is.

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Check the brake pad return springs. On my '95 Defender they are coil type springs.

I had the same problem with mine and all I had to do was stretch the springs out a little to stop the noise.
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