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How do i fix rattling brake calipers

Awful rattling noise from all four wheels esp when on bumpy surface. Is this a big job, do i need to change calipers or only the pin and bush holding it in place. Thanks in advance

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1st i would make sure that it is indeed the calipers and not the stabilizer bar end links.the links should not make any noise if pulled on.there will be movement ,as they have ball joints in them but there should not be a clacking sound if you pull on the links. .Irritating suspension faults can also be found by hitting parts with a 2 lb rubber mallet. Also check the pad clips are in place or the pads could be rattling in the caliper.Worn slider pins can be replaced along with the bushing inserts..

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