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Ford fiesta 1.3 encore endura engine p reg

  1. have fitted new discs and on slightly uneven road surfaces front wheels rattle. how is this cured please.

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Hi does the rattle go when you press the brake slightly if so the pads are loose in the caliper it is a common fault with that year of fords escorts feistas etc changing the pads usually clear the problem are they geniune pads if not take them back and change them if there geniune then its got to the pads carrier yates210456

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