User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: vectra c 2003 brake rattle help ?

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    croston lancashire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default vectra c 2003 brake rattle help ?

    hi there i really need help on this brake rattle i have just dont know how to go about it , first the guy before me replaced rear pads i checked them and one side has no spring on the pad the other side does. i put some copper paste stuff on and it stopped for about 4 min lol then started again cant hear prop where its coming from and it really sounds like the front ? the other thing is the guy said something about he had loss of power and thought it was the caliper sticking and holding back the car ???? dont ask. anyway he had changed one caliper he said from the scrappie. i just dont know what to do. do i change pads at rear and how do i know the calipers are sticking. ive had the wheels off all of them and cant fint out moving rattling . it is the brakes cause when i go over rough ground and pot holes it rattles and if i gently press brake pedal it stops.

  2. #2
    Regular Member n_hudson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Northampton, UK
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Its a rattling noise not a squeal? I had a problem like this with my drivers front caliper, the piston seal was damaged so it would come out under braking but not retract.

    On the same brake, the outer pad will have a spring holding it in place, the other is held in place by the caliper carrier and the pads has 3 arms on the back that grip the inside of the piston.

    Did he replace the pads with Vauxhall ones or cheap ones? Sometimes non-vauxhall pads dont fit snug and can move slightly.

    Have you been out for a quick SLOW drive? Try and not use the brakes, then stop and see / feel which one is the hottest. They should all really feel about the same.

  3. #3
    Full Member Leemarksmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Hanging Heaton / Batley
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : SRi (VXR Styling)

    Engine : Z19DTH (Re-mapped)

    Year : 04

    Mileage : 110k

    Default

    My rears are doing this at min (only at slow speed breaking), even after a put the springs back on... i'm guessing more copper grease?!?

    I only took the springs off to paint the callipers, but think i over did it with the cleaning before

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    croston lancashire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    my brakes dont rattle when breaking at any speed only if im not braking and i go over hard ground and pot holes it does it. i noticed on one at rear when i checked it said mintex on it and this is the one that had no spring on it at all and the other side is different make with a spring on it. i think hes only done one side the one without the clip. the fronts dont look that old either really i think am going to do the whole lot again myself which are for my car. i asked the guy at local car place and he has the ones for the car and said will do front and back for 45 quid trade price. the front was 22 pounds and rear 35 pounds so bit cheaper. cause i think they are all mix and match and im sick of the rattle really am.

  5. #5
    Regular Member n_hudson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Northampton, UK
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Hope you get it sorted mate!

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    croston lancashire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    i usually do lol dont give up . cheers for help. will let you know what i discover in stopping this may help others

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Front brake pad problem, constant rattle until brake pedal is depressed
    By Whiteknight841 in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 23rd September 2014, 08:20
  2. Rattle/click but stops when brake
    By eve01rton in forum Handling & Braking
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 26th January 2013, 22:15
  3. 2003 1.8 vectra c Brake power boost Valve
    By Tank988 in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 1st November 2012, 21:28
  4. 2.2 dti 2003 rattle ????
    By paulf in forum Diesel Engine related
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 1st April 2009, 06:34

Visitors found this page by searching for:

vctra c 1.8 front brakes rattling

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •