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Old 08-06-2001, 13:45   #1 (permalink)
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Brake caliper rattle

Hello all.

I am new to this board, and the proud new owner of an 1988 Grand Marquis. I noticed that the brake calipers on the car seem to sit loose (I can move them up and down with my hands with the pins tight). When I drive the car, the caliper (mostly the right side), rattles like crazy when I hit and bumps or cracks in the roads. I really don't like to drive the car like this, and I would like to fix it ASAP. I am not too familiar with Ford brakes, and the Ford parts department was no help to me at all. Is there an easy fix? Has anyone else had a problem similar to this? I would really appreciate help on solving this problem. Thanks! :)
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Old 08-06-2001, 20:36   #2 (permalink)
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Replace the caliper pin bushings, there are 4 total
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Old 08-07-2001, 09:36   #3 (permalink)
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You mean those little rubber bushings? That's what I figured the problem was. The ford dealer told me that there was no bushings. I hate parts deparments. Thanks for the help!!
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Old 08-09-2001, 14:48   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. I got the parts today from the store. I will probably install them this weekend. Hopefully this solves the problem! Thanks again! :)
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Old 08-13-2001, 04:12   #5 (permalink)
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NO MORE RATTLE!!

The bushings solved the rattle problem. The originals were very worn out. Thanks again for the help!
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