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Clicking sound while breaking

Recently i've been hearing a clicking sound while breaking. It slows down with the tire rotations so at first i thought it was just a rock that was stuck in the tread but i dont hear it any other time except breaking. Just wondering if anybody has this problem before?
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that there sounds like either a warped rotor, which may be verified in a shaky brake pedal upon depression, or bad pads along with a warped rotor, but either way i'd bank on doing new pads rotors and while your at it do the rear brakes too and your problems will almost magically go away
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Jack it up and spin the wheels independently and listen close. If you can't pinpoint the culprit without braking turn on the truck and do the same thing but have some one kit the brakes for you after you spin each wheel independently. That should at least tell you which one is doing it.

If it's a front check pads and rotors, if they seem fine grease the bolts, clean the caliper and pads out with some brake cleaner and spray some white lithium grease in there. Might find a rock or something once you have it apart.

If it's a rear drum most likely it is bad springs, maybe something rubbing, or out of line like the parking brake arm or something. Pedros was making a clicking sound until it finally fell apart in the drum on his red truck. I would recommend just spraying it all out with brake cleaner, checking the shoes and drums, and lubing it all up with grease.


If you can't tell I've had some brake issues in the past as well LOL.
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There isnt any pulsing of the pedal or shaking of the stearing wheele while breaking so i guess i will have to jack it up sometime and take a look. The only reason why i noticed it was because i took it to school for a week to haul some stuff home and i could hear it when breaking along concret barriers, i dont notice it at home when there isnt anything beside me.
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you could actually have a hot or wear spot on your brakes, not a bad thing. is your braking well.... good? or does it take alot to stop it. but masteratarms has some great suggestions, kudos dude
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There isnt any pulsing of the pedal or shaking of the stearing wheele while breaking so i guess i will have to jack it up sometime and take a look. The only reason why i noticed it was because i took it to school for a week to haul some stuff home and i could hear it when breaking along concret barriers, i dont notice it at home when there isnt anything beside me.
Mine does that as well. If I'm driving next to a wall or high curb as I brake I can the caliper locking down on the rotor. For mine I found it's just an old caliper that doesn't pinch down as smooth as it used to. Try greasing the caliper bolts?
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I believe the clicking is your ABS module...mine does it too.
4WABS or RABS? I've noticed the harder I brake now the more it happens, and i've needed to replace my rear brakes for 15,000 miles now.
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