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    Question Need help with strange noise

    So, over the last week, the car has had a distinct knock and rattle coming from the drivers side when going over rough ground. We gave the car a thorough going over this morning, finding that the driver's side banana arm was shafted (movement in wheel). This has now been replaced, and the knock has gone.

    But, there is a rattle/noise that seems to get worse with speed, but quieter when braking. It is coming from the driver's side again (rear), and can be heard occasionally on smooth ground, but a lot worse on the rough. Sounds like something dragging along the ground.

    We've checked everything....

    - All bushes have no free play
    - Ball joints / track rod ends have no free play
    - Anti roll bar has no free play
    - No snapped springs
    - No play in bearings
    - Brake pads sitting nice in the callipers
    - Exhaust and heat shields secure
    - Engine under tray secure
    - Shockers not leaking, not creaking when bounced
    - Car goes straight when let go of steering wheel
    - Does not pull either side when braking extremely hard


    Out of ideas now. Does anyone have any further suggestions?

    Thanks

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    Looks like this may be the cheap rear brake pads?

    If I pull the handbrake up by one notch, the noise vanishes

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    Found the noise. Rear brake pads rattling in callipers.

    This morning I have removed them, cleaned and re-assembled. The top and bottom of the pads that locate in the callipers is slightly different to VX pads ( I used cheapies), causing the rattle.

    Looks like a trip to VX next week for some pads

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    glad you located the problem mate, not too expensive either if you go for gm pads.

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    Will do discs as well while I'm at it I think

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    ah a trade club disc n pad set it is then lol

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    Trade Club pads.

    Can pick discs up at ECP cheaper than VX with online discount code

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