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      07-10-2012, 07:29 AM   #1
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Clunking noise after brake install

Ok folks,

I've installed brand new OEM front rotors and pads over the weekend. I also did a brake fluid flush. I torqued everything down according to manual and this is not the first time I am doing the brakes on this car, so I am fairly confident everything is assembled correctly.

I am now running Performance Friction 08 pads. What I noticed is that they did not come with retaining clips on the back of the pads. They sort of just sit on the calipers. So now, every time I go over a small bump they clunk and clank. But if I go over the bumps and apply the brakes slightly, there is no noise.

My questions:

* Is this normal for pads that don't have retaining clips?
* Should I be worried about anything due to the lack of those clips?
* What can I do to minimize the clunking noises when I go over bumps?

Thanks in advance
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