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Old 06-25-2003, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default Click/Pop Sound While Breaking, 97 GT

Sorry I already posted this in the brakes/suspension forum, but am getting no response. Show some love legacy owners.

I have a 1997 Legacy GT and when I am braking I hear a pop, or click, coming from what seems like the front left wheel. This noise doesn't happen all of the time that the brakes are on, it is only when the brake is being pressed lightly. Therefore, when coming to a sudden stop, or a hard stop, I don't hear the noise at all, but when gradually slowing down the noise fades in as I put pressure on the pedal, and then fades out the further down the pedal goes. The click coincides with the rotation of the wheel, so when the car is going fast, it clicks fast, and visa versa. Does this sound like something is wrong with my brakes, pads, or rotors? I am clueless about brake (and suspension, although it doesn't seem to be suspension since the click coincides with rotation speed) problems so any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-25-2003, 03:37 PM   #2
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I've got the same sound with my Subaru 4Pot brakes on my GT. I asked my local Subaru repair shop (very knowledgable guys). They took it for a spin and looked at it on a lift and told me that it was just the noise of the pad shifting in the caliper under breaking loads. They said it was nothing to be worried about. Apparently it doesn't happen to every subie, which annoys me, but my car stops great, so I have no complaints.

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Old 06-25-2003, 03:40 PM   #3
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Check out your anti-rattle clips and also check to make sure you don't have a blown CV boot.
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Old 06-25-2003, 04:34 PM   #4
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How do I check the "rattle clips" and the cv boot?

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Old 06-25-2003, 05:01 PM   #5
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I've got the same sound with my Subaru 4Pot brakes on my GT. I asked my local Subaru repair shop (very knowledgable guys). They took it for a spin and looked at it on a lift and told me that it was just the noise of the pad shifting in the caliper under breaking loads. They said it was nothing to be worried about. Apparently it doesn't happen to every subie, which annoys me, but my car stops great, so I have no complaints.

-S
Steve have you got the "t" clip that clips onto one of the pad pins and under the other? Not the whisker clips but the clip that presses down on the top edge of the pads?[4pot only question-sorry for the thread hijack.]

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Old 06-25-2003, 05:05 PM   #6
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How do I check the "rattle clips" and the cv boot?

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Brendan
The anti-rattle clips in the 2pots fit between the pads ears and the caliper bracket. They sometimes make it a pain to snap the pads into the bracket. They are made of thin metal that kinda looks like stainless steel. Sometimes they get left out in a re-assembly of brake calipers. The calipers will function without them, but the pads will rattle back and forth in the caliper bracket.

Just for clarity, these are not the shims that are pad shaped and snap onto the back of the pad to prevent squealing.

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Old 06-25-2003, 06:20 PM   #7
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Steve have you got the "t" clip that clips onto one of the pad pins and under the other? Not the whisker clips but the clip that presses down on the top edge of the pads?[4pot only question-sorry for the thread hijack.]

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I'm pretty sure I do, is it a bronze color?
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Old 06-25-2003, 07:12 PM   #8
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I'm pretty sure I do, is it a bronze color?
yeppers.

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edit: I was checking again, but thats really the only anti-rattle clip on the 4pots.
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Old 06-26-2003, 10:12 AM   #9
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Appreciate the quick help. Hopefully I can get this figured out, as it annoys the hell out of me when riding through town breaking at low speeds.

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Old 06-26-2003, 01:43 PM   #10
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Hey Brendan,

I have the same problem with my 1999 GT. I can replicate it anytime I want by reversing and braking...and then going forward and depressing the brakes.

Dealer told me it is the pads shifting from side to side.

Apparently nothing to be concerned about.

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Old 06-28-2003, 12:38 PM   #11
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Brendan,

How many miles on your car? If the car is stopping correctly and not pulling from one side to the other, then I'd think your brakes are operating correctly. Follow-up on some of the other responses and if those don't get you to where you need to be answer-wise, you can try jacking up the car on that side.

CAUTION: Use jack stands, block your wheels and set your emergency brake if you're going to get under the car!

Rotate just that wheel while someone lightly depresses the brake pedal for you. While the wheel is braking, listen for the noise and see if you can feel any "catch" in the tire rotation. Rotate the tire quickly backwards and have your brake operator
stop the tire from turning. Then try rotating it forward and lightly brake to see if you can pick up the catch/sound you mentioned.

Once you know where the sound is coming from, then you'll know where to direct your next inspection steps.

Also, where are you located? If you're not able to resolve this from the inputs you get on here, you also might try posting in your "area" forum and ask if someone in your area with Subaru brake experience can give you a hand. Subaru folks do that for each other.

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