1991 Accord DX brake noise

Discussion in 'Accord' started by ::CORY::, May 23, 2007.

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    ::CORY:: Guest

    I have a 1991 Honda Accord DX. Recently I changed the front brake pads and
    after that the front driver's side tire is making a clanging noise (like
    hitting two pieces of metal together).

    The noise happens when I go over a bump or if I kick the tire. I've taken
    the wheel off and there are no loose parts and I cant tell what is hitting
    to make the clang noise.

    I've had a mechanic turn the rotors and check the entire suspension and he
    save everything looks in order. The car drives perfect and stops perfect,
    the only thing is that clang noise. However I'm worried it will turn into
    something serious.

    Last night I took the tire off and if I smack the brake calliper I get the
    clang. I held the tie-rod still and smacked it and still get the noise. I
    then placed my hand on the bottom calliper bold and pulled outward with a
    little pressure and smacked the calliper and no noise. If I let go of the
    calliper the noise came back. I didnt put that much pressure when I held it
    and pulled it forward - it didnt even feel like it moved at all.

    Does anyone have any ideas as to what it could be? It's driving me nuts.
    Maybe the calliper is going out and needs replaced?

    Thanks so much in advanced.

    ::CORY::, May 23, 2007
  2. Maybe not what is happening, but... did you buy OEM pads (with the shims)? I
    used aftermarket pads in my Volvo and found they were just a tiny bit loose,
    side-to-side. That made them rattle while traveling down the road. The
    rattle stopped when I put on the brakes, but almost anything in the brake
    caliper will react that way.

    Michael Pardee, May 24, 2007
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    jim beam Guest

    maybe the caliper is falling off? i wouldn't even take that thing off
    the driveway unless i knew what they noise was - potentially /highly/
    dangerous. get it fixed immediately.
    jim beam, May 24, 2007
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    CCTGENE Guest

    Maybe it's not your brakes - Could it be a bad motor mount?
    CCTGENE, May 24, 2007
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