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 Post subject: Ford BA Caliper Rattle :shock:
Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:15 pm 
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[b]I've have the dreaded BA caliper rattle problem!![/b]

I changed the anti rattle shims without any results. I can also grab the caliper while the wheel is on. As I shake the the caliper it slightly moves. When I took the wheel off to inspect the problem, I noticed that the slide pins were tight with some slight play ... hmm. Anyway, I did a bit more research and found a couple of sights that sell modified slide pin kits for BA and BF specific to fixing the brake caliper, rattle issues. This makes sense to me from what I have seen on inspecting this issue. So I will be ordering the kit for my BA. What are your thoughts ?

Check out the below link.

http://www.partswise.com.au/caliper-slide-pin-kits
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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA Caliper Rattle :shock:
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 10:21 pm 
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Ive got the same issue with an AU XR8 with the premium brake package, extremely annoying and still present after fiting new pads and discs.

Have contacted them to see if can fix thw AU, its not so simple to just go get a new set when the calipers have the tickford emblem cast/machined into the metal.

Fingers crossed, ill post up the response, :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA Caliper Rattle :shock:
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 11:40 pm 
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Very cool . I still have to check out partwise. I've still got the rattles. I also spoke witbe a colleague a while ago withe dreaded caliper rattle, his mechanic replaced the rotors with new slotted ones. He says that the rattle has been fixed.
Hmmm
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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA Caliper Rattle :shock:
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 1:37 am 
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Im also wondering if a rebuild of the pistons/calipers are in order. 16 year old v8 with an auto trans and 225k kilometres...theyve seen some abuse.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA Caliper Rattle :shock:
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 8:03 pm 
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the slide pins are known to wear and allow the caliper to move excessively in relation to the mounting bracket

http://www.partswise.com.au/caliper-slide-pin-kits
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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA Caliper Rattle :shock:
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 8:43 pm 
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I'v also replaced the slide pins without result.
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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA Caliper Rattle :shock:
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:51 pm 
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oops.... missed the link in the original post.... if youve replaced the shims and the pins there isnt really anything left that will allow a rattle.... are you sure its the brakes?
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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA Caliper Rattle :shock:
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 11:33 pm 
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Yeah most definitely. ... i can also hit the side of the wheel and hear the rattle. Or as i drive around a round about, the rotor scrap as they aren't held property in position. As i have read in other posts and also experienced, mechanics that i have been to so far ain't interested in checking out the problem.
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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA Caliper Rattle :shock:
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 12:02 pm 
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Is this on the front only?

How old are your front hubs?
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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA Caliper Rattle :shock:
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 12:23 pm 
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Yes on the front. ... I'd say that the hubs are original ie 2005.
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