When I hit my brake there is a short series of about five ticking/clicking noises that sounds like it is coming from my dash, in the area of my steering wheel. The noise sounds the same as when I hit a slick spot and apply my brakes - the ABS I guess? My entire front brake system is less than six months old and my brakes are working fine.
A good friend that knows pretty much everything about cars is stumped. He drove it and checked a few things out and cannot determine the exact problem, but does think there is a bad sensor that may be triggering off my ABS system.
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Re: Clicking noise when brake is applied
Sounds like what is happening is one of your wheel speed sensors is dropping out when you slow down and this is triggering abs unit. it would not cut abs light on because system thinks one wheel is locking up just like when you are on ice. need to read data while driving and see what is going on when it activates.
I miss the days when cars let YOU make the decision. Now there is an "Electronic Committee (your car's computer)" that decides what is best for you. I just had my 98 Cavalier Electronic Committee replaced for over $1k and the car runs worse than when it was in the 100 mile "limp mode". Don't get me wrong -- the car has been very good to me (122k miles), but when it starts going bad there is a Sensor for everything. I need an Org Chart for my car's Electronic Committee!!
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What kind of clicking noise do you expect to hear? Applying the main brakes is usually a silent activity.
If you are referring to the emergency brake, it is the clicking of the ratchet when applying the emergency brake. The clicking is the sound of spring loaded metal teeth bouncing along a cog wheel. The action is similar to the teeth on a hand winch that does not allow backward turning. If when applying the emergency brake the sound is not heard then the spring may be broken or dislodged.
Does the brake engage? Does the handle stay pulled until the brake is released? If not then the locking of the brake is not happening.
Could be a brake pad, or a wheel bearing. If the sound is a little "heavy", it could be the left CV joint. My car made a clicking sound like that , it was a bent shield around the back of the brake rotors. I remember bending it when I changed a tire. Also you could see if the brake "Wear indicator" could be hitting the rotor. Hope this helps.
Did you ever find a solution to this. I have the same problem. There is a clicking sound that comes from under the dash when I press on the brakes. I'm investigating because I'm getting electrical noise through the radio when I press on the brakes. The clicking is new.
Probably a disc brake pad scraping on a warped rotor as it goes around. When you apply the brakes the warped rotor causes the car to pulse or shake as the rotor goes around and applies the brake unevenly. You need a front brake job.
This is not a rich mans car so its normal. Your hearing the solinod that lets you take the car out of park after the brake is depressed so the car can't be put in gear unless the brake is on. If the noise bothers you the soliniod can be found and wrapped in insulation like a rich mans car them you can ride on feeling like a rich man too. ( the Beatles sang that a long time ago) and its still true today.
replace the female side of the cig lighter also check the wiring . how many amps do you thing the gps unit is pulling if i rember correctly the fuses for the cig lighter and over head is 15 amps? . your other part opff the problem how many amps is the alt putting out and i do not mean voltage amps check that and you will see what iam getting at good luck kdc744
hiya may i suggest you inspect the front brakes pads and discs for wear and discs for damage /scoures considering age of vehicle? when was last service inspection on brakes etc? if you do not feel competant to check brakes ? quite understand you could pop along to nearest national tyres depot and ask them to check brakes as above and also driveshaft cv joints for wear as these cv joints also give clicking sound when driving tyre dpot do not usually charge to check but will try to obtain job and give you a quote! if you have diagnosis and £££££?quote ? by all means come back with update and glad to offer help and advice if you wish ? hope this helps you as to probable cause? either way repair/s will not be too expensive best wishes