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Hand brake rattle

When travelling over bumpy ground (most roads in North Lincolnshire)there is a rattle coming from outside underneath the car, somewhere towards the back. However as soon as the foot bake is applied, or the lightest of pressure is pulled upwards on the handbrake (not even one click) it completely disappears. Any ideas?

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Loose rear brake caliper. Have it checked soon as bolt could be loose but likely the pads are being pushed back too far or the rattle shims have rusted away.

Posted on Nov 02, 2013

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SOURCE: rattling noise coming from front & back

Matt, sounds like a suspension or exhaust noise. Grab onto exhaust (engine cold) at several locations (car supported securely so u don't get crushed) and wiggle, tug pull, kick, etc to see if u can get it to make any noise from hitting anything. Look for evidence of the exhaust rubbing against something, by looking for shiny metal due to contact w/ something. Also push up and down on the body of the car as violently as possible to simulate going over bumps. Pay close attention to heat shields around or on the exhaust system, if they are loose, they will make a racket.
And, as I said, possibly the suspension is making the noise, but not as likely, pushing up and down on the car body as described above might reproduce the noise. If it isn't the exhaust (my 1st choice), give me more clues if u can. good luck countrycurt0

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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This maybe caused by the actual brake callipers sticking onto the brake disks. This may happen in damp or wet conditions. There is a repairable solution where I think the callipers can be greased so that they move more freely and do not get stuck in their chambers.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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the most common source of rattles is the exhaust system and the shocks being loose.

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you have a lose brake caliper either the mounting guides are worn out or the caliper itself is worn also worn shocks weak/bad ball joints and tie rods being worn will cause that!! on a ford

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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