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it seems that the front calipers are loose and sloppy. It took me a while to track down the noise. i hear it when i hit a bump or on a rough road. The sound goes away when i apply the brakes.
the pads had been replaced last year. Any ideas?
Thanks!
 

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Jack up each front corner of the car. Grab the tire at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock and try to rock it in and out to check the wheel bearing. If the wheel bearing is healthy, there should be zero play. If you feel any play, then (as pearl03 suggested), you've got a bad wheel bearing. They're quite easy to swap out on these cars.
 

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One simple thing you may want to check first is to see if the spring/retainer clips on the pads are not worn out or even there at all. I had this problem once, and turned out whoever did the brakes previously did not put them back on! The clips hold the pads when they are not engaged by the calipers and keep them from rattling around.
 

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Thanks for the ideas and advice.. I will dig into it this weekend!! I love this car, but you can hear me coming a mile away......
 
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