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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-27-2009, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Brakes making a Popping/Clicking noise help

Going slow speeds less than 5 mph and apply the brakes they make a popping or clicking noise. I trying to figure out the problem it happens on turns but it only happens when going slow and I can only hear it if the radio is off.
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I heard that this is common with this IS model; as I was alarmed when i first heard it too. But it seems that this is due to the "floating calipers" within the brakes.. So it's normal

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Maybe the wear tabs on the brake pads??? How old are the pads? could be ready to change.
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floating caliper definitely has something to do with this but please look into a lubricate to place behind the pad ask your local dealer they did mine still under warranty work was done back in 04 havent had a problem with it since not a daily driver 01 MSM E-shift with LSD please dont accept that the noise is normal because that is bullshit no brakes should pop like that believe me i dealt with the problem for many months thinking it was NORMAL ROLL TIDE !!!!!!!
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Thank you I am still working on the problem. Do u know what lubricate they used at the dealer?
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It is normal. You notice it most when you go from reverse to forward. The pads are just moving a little in the caliper. No big deal.
Recently I just new Hawk pads in my front and they fit very tightly. The clicking is gone but now I get a slight squeal only when turning left. I think the pads are too tight so don't move enough.
Clicking or squealy, I prefer clicking.
Lubing the pads should stop the clicking temporarily.
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This may help

http://www.ih8mud.com/tech/tsb/LexusLX450/br003l00.pdf

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I'm having the same problem here. That pdf seems like it's for '90-'00 models. I have an 03, shouldn't they fix this already?

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