2001 Chevy Malibu clicking sound

Tiny
IESPARZA27
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 65,000 MILES
I have a clicking sound coming from my front driver side wheel/brake area, and it sounds like it clicks every time my wheel turns but only when I slow down to around under 15 mph or so. The pads are around 6 months old now, and I decided to have the rotors turned instead of buying new ones because there was some pulsation going on down there, and I figured that the rotors were a bit warped. The clicking starting once I installed the rotors back on and have not been able to figure out how to fix it. I've gotten three different answers from three different people: 1)I've been told by a dealer technician that my calipers could be loose, but both of the bolts are fairly tight, but there is some back and forth play which looks normal. 2) I've also been told that a brake pad clip could be loose/broken causing the pad to move a bit and causing the clicking sound. 3) Just buy new rotors and noise should go away. I really don't want to do all three if its just something simple and easier that any of these three. Any ideas?
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Monday, August 11th, 2008 AT 6:42 PM

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Tiny
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I would go with the loose brake pads/clip.
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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 AT 8:27 PM

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