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What To Do If Brakes Clicking After Replacement? [Fixes]

Have you replaced your faulty car brakes recently? Are brakes clicking after replacement and producing unwanted noise. These may be a sign of something being wrong, want to know more about it? We got you! Stay tuned to find more about this. In today’s blog, we will dig into this topic and do a detailed analysis regarding why does this clicking sound occur, how to fix this issue. Also, bonus question for you at the end which will be very useful for most of you. So let us begin.

Why Are My Brakes Clicking After Replacement?

I have heard many queries such as after my brakes are replaced, many new problems have raised. Every time I hit the car brakes, I observe clicking sound produced. While there can be a number of reasons behind this issue, here we are listing below some of the most prominent issues you need to know if facing brakes clicking after replacement:

1. Worn Out Pads

Possibilities are due to excessive exposure to harsh conditions, your car’s braking pads have worn out.  This may cause the brakes to be severely damaged, even sometimes beyond repair.

2. Stuck Debris

Possibilities are that your brake system is clogged with debris or gravel collected over a period of time. It may also be a reason behind your brakes to get uneven and produce a clicking sound.

3. Loose Internals

There are high chances that the internal parts or components of the e system have gone loose over time. Parts such as brake pads and callipers are very prone to such injuries.

4. Cracked Up Wheel(s)

A wheel over a period of time, due to vigorous rubbing with the surface decays. This leads to cracking of wheels.

How To Fix This Problem?

Above I have shared a list of potential culprits behind brakes clicking after replacement. Now once you finally spot the root cause, it is time to find a permanent and effective solution to this issue. A few popular fixes are listed below for your convenience, choose the one which suits you best.


1. If you encounter rubbing or clicking noise, make sure to replace as soon as possible. Also do not compromise on the quality and buy branded components.

2. Replace any broken parts such as the disc pads, capillers and rotors as a first-aid by professionals.

3. Reinstall the brake pads as possibilities are that they were improperly attached previously. This issue mostly occurs when mechanical experts lack experience and perfection.

4. Remove rusted parts such as old sprigs or shims.

5. Pry out any stuck debris or alien particle stuck in the tyre gap of the car.

6. Drive your car to a nearby mechanic and look for solutions. Please do not try experimenting or DIYs with your car if facing any such brakes clicking after replacement.

Do I Need To Replace Rotors Every Time I Replace Brake Pads?

Since now today’s article is almost about to end, as promised I am here with the bonus part. As we now know that we need to replace rotors if needed due to brakes clicking after replacement, the above question is pretty obvious. It is not always necessary to replace rotors each time you encounter brakes clicking after replacement, but chances are you will have to do it mostly. Most of the novice does not know how to properly place the rotors perfectly, as a result, all the mess happens. Unless they are damaged and worn beyond repair, one should avoid replacing rotors. Only the pads will do the work.

Frequently Asked Question About Brakes Clicking:

How Do You Know When Your Brakes Need Replacing?

Most disk brakes have a wear indicator that makes noises when the pads are worn out to a particular extent. If you hear these noises, make sure you replace the pads immediately.

Why Do My Brakes Click When I Apply Them?

The clicking could be caused by a small object that is stuck in your tire tread like a pebble or brake pads could be improperly installed or brake pads could be improperly installed

What Should I Do If My Brakes Are Vibrating?

If you notice any loose clips or shims, replace them immediately to ensure that the pads do not move within the caliper assembly.

What to Do If Brakes Are Grinding?

Add brake lubricant, clean the brakes, or replace your car’s brake pads.

What Does a Loose Brake Caliper Sound Like?

A loose caliper will flop around and make a clicking sound that emanates from that wheel.

Why Do My Brakes Make Noise When Braking at High Speeds?

If it makes noise while driving above 50 mph and it sounds like a hum noise it may be a wheel bearing starting to make noise.

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Brake Job?

Brake jobs can range between $150 and $650 per axle depending on what is wrong and what needs to be replaced.

Can Brakes Squeal When They’re Not Applied?

Usually, this is because the brake-pad-wear indicator is touching the rotor. If the wear indicator is touching the rotor, sometimes the noise disappears when you apply the brakes and returns when your foot comes off the pedal.


It is time to bid you goodbye as of now, tomorrow I will be back with many such interesting topics and facts. Hope you have your problems solved. Comment below how you deal with such system failures and other queries and we will get back to you soon. See you soon, till then do not forget to stay tuned and care for your car.

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