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Old 10-05-2012, 02:11 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by taburki1s View Post
So just wondering if this is bad and needs replaced? I am hearing a metal clunking/rattling sound over rough roads that disappears when braking. I know about my anti-rattle clips and I am ordering them soon.
Yes, absolutely. You need to get them NOW. From the pics, it does not look like any of the sheetmetal around them has ripped, although I may be wrong.
DO NOT DRIVE THIS CAR BEFORE THEY ARE REPAIRED. Even if there is no sheetmetal damage. If you end up tearing sheet metal, then you have a major fix. If you already have torn some of the Sheetmetal, you will make matters worse by driving.

I think several of us asked you about this when you determined that it was the brake clips. I am pretty sure I did.

Edit: looking closer, it looks as if it was not installed correctly in the first place. It does not look right.

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