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Old 01-29-2003, 02:59   #1 (permalink)
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confused XF: rattles from rear discs/calipers

G'day all, got an enquiry today which hopefully someone will be able to assist with.

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I own an '87 XF Falcon with 267'000 kms on it. I am having a hard time isolating and removing the rattles from the rear discs and callipers. Would any of your readers have any input. I really like the car (ex police with leather seats)

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Old 01-29-2003, 14:35   #2 (permalink)
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What are the circumstances in which it rattles? Breaking, Accellerating, Cornering, Bumps??

If it is the calipers that are making the noise, check the anti rattle clips, there should be 2 on each caliper, its sort of a 'U' shaped thing with bends in it, they are supposed to sit over the slide pin cases.

Also, you could pull the slide pins out and check them, i've seen some get VERY rusty so i'd say it wouldnt be totally out of the question for one to break, although i dont know what the symtoms would be if that happened.

replacement slide pins are still available from your local ford dealer.
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Old 01-29-2003, 19:30   #3 (permalink)
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When you are driving over bumps and the calipers rattle, does it go away when u apply the brakes?
If it does, it is most likey the pads, can be the other things stated too.
If it is the pads, put a bit of silastic inbetween the pad and caliper, that will make the rattle go away.
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