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    1. Member docterelliott's Avatar
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      Sep 28th, 2007
      covington, wa
      mk1 diesel caddy, mk2 16vT gti, mk3 glx, mk4 337, mk5 R32, mk6 jetta tdi, E36 M3
      08-19-2012 02:13 PM #1
      when my ebrake is off, I can wiggle the two sides of the caliper on my passenger side rear brake. this causes a loud clattering sound as I drive over rough roads, similar to having a trailer hooked up. a friend of mine took the two halfs of the caliper apart and lubed up the slide pins. after that the sound completely when away for about a month but has since returned. I know the slide pins are suppose to be snug inside the caliper. question is, what exactly is wrong with the calipers? is the pin worn down or is it something to do with the outer most side of the caliper? should I buy a new caliper or can I replace just the slide pins?
      Last edited by docterelliott; 08-19-2012 at 02:15 PM.

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