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Many times the spring clips, also known as anti-rattle clips are left out or broken, this will cause a rattle in the wheel area, this was the case on my Corvette after the brakes were done by the used car lot were I gought the car, I put a screw driver through the wheel spoke and pushed the pad up and down, it should not move easily.

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