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rattling front suspension/brakes


Clio 2001 75Hp Petrol Dynamic (70,000miles)

Rattle over bumps (sounds like loose engine mounts/suspension/brakes).

In trying to find the cause for a rattle over bumps coming from the front wheels, I have just had a garage replace the front shocks along with the top mounts. However, the rattle is still there. Shame, I thought thats what the problem was.

There is a lot of play in the engine/gearbox mounts, but I don't think thats causing the rattle. I now think I have found the fault, so you may find this useful...

On the side thats worse, when I can grab the floating caliper and rattle it, it makes the noise I can hear when I go over bumps. It is quite loose. The other side only moves a little when I do this, but are they supposed to move so easily like this?.

I am certain this is the problem, but what can I do to fix it?
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