Brakes


#1

I have a 2003 Pontiac Aztec. Recently had new brakes put on. Now when I back up and step on the brakes, there is a loud “clunk” I feel like I have hit something. Neither the person who put on new brakes or the Pontiac Car Dealer Service Dept can find out what it is.


#2

just curious, have you recently (since the sound started) had a flat tire? maybe the spare isn’t secured?

i had a similiar problem on a PT Cruiser. the rear sway bar dampener went, and the car clunked over every bump. it was worse in reverse than ahead. the part was 60.00 and about a half hour to replace.

just curious, when the brakes were done, did anyone notice the condition of the rear shocks, or the shock mounts?


#3

First thing is to check all caliper bolts and make sure they are tight. I have seen them fall out and allow the caliper to pivot when braking causing the caliper to hit the wheel.
~Michael


#4

They’re not looking with their eyes open. They either left a bolt out or a bushing.