Clicking from front wheel(s)

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Clicking from front wheel(s)

I have a 92' Ford Ranger XLT with 2.9 V6. Lately I hear a clicking sound from the front wheel that stops when I press the brake pedal. I visually inspected the front brakes. The pads are worn but don't need to be replaced yet. I didn't find anything unusual.
 
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Remove the wheel or wheels again. See if the pads move up & down by hand. Sometimes the ears on the pads need to be bent, a little more.
 
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What are the ears on the brake pads for and which direction do I bend them if needed? Thanks
 
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The ears lock the pads in place. You would bend the top ear down & the bottom ear up.
 
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Ok. I'll check it out. I'll get back no later than Monday
 
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I rotated my tires and got a chance to look at the front brakes. I attached photos. Are those metal clips the ones that need to adjusted? I took a photo of behind the brake caliper also.

Brakes Photo by paisano184 | Photobucket

http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/q...ano184/002.jpg
 
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If in doubt , I would replace the pads .

Tip , buy the AutoZone lifetime pads . Then you have it whipped for life .

They make a " goo " to smear on the back of the pads , to help with squeeking . I usually do this if I can remember to buy it .

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Then you have it whipped for life
Well, not exactly. "Lifetime" = one free replacement if you wear them out. Still a good deal.
 
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We have owned about 5 Chevrolet Lumina sedans , over the years . They all used the same front pads . Only had to pay for the first set .

Each time , I would bring the old pads to the service counter . They would ask for my name , look me up in their computer , ask me what fit & I would tell them Chevy Lumina . They would give me another set of pads .

YMMV

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I tend to keep vehicles a long time and have replaced brakes multiple times under warranty. My local parts store has never placed any restrictions on the number of times. Not sure I'd feel right getting parts replaced for a different vehicle since the lifetime warranty is only for the vehicle that it was purchased for.
 
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The brakes are functioning well. The pads don't have a lot of life left in them anyway. I'll just monitor and clicking sound should be resolved when pads are replaced
 
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