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Thread: Vec gsi 314mm ( bonking sound when tapping the brake pedal ) HELP!!!

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    Default Vec gsi 314mm ( bonking sound when tapping the brake pedal ) HELP!!!

    On my Vectra gsi fitted with standard 314mm breaks when I brake slowly there ok but it i tap the break pedal I nan hear a bang noise and feel it through the steering wheel, it's like it's a loose csliper or something it's driving me mad

    what to check first?

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    Check the pad clips are in place but then remove them and make sure the pad retaining clip on the back of the outside pad is attached to the pad mine came away and made a banging noise under braking.

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    Is it a cheap pad? Or is it a GM one??

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    I have this same problem with my redstuff pads

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    Cheers guys the discs and pads was changed a week before I bought it so not sure if there proper gm ones, I'm gonna buy some new pads and strip down and fit just to rule it out, cheers for the help guys I will let you know if a new set of gm pads do the trick :-)

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    It should be quite easy to tell if GM pads are fitted, as the GM logo should be visible on them without having to remove them from the caliper

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    i put cheap ones in and the were clunking, changed them for GMs, sorted

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    Mine are GM and don't clunk. But they make a horrible squealing grinding noise as I drive. I thought they needed to bed in and they did get better but in the past week they have got really noisy again.

    Sorry for the hijack. I hope you sort yours easily.

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    I got same prob when i brake.

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    Mine's all the time. I might strip 'em all down again and check for pieces of grit of what have you.

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