2003 Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2003 is making a knockin

Tiny
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  • 2003 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 215,000 MILES
Toyota Corolla 2003 is making a knocking/clicking sound when I brake.
This is happening only when I am driving forward and pressing the brake pedal.
Never had this issue before and starting after my mechanic replaced both wheel bearings in front. The rotor and pads where not replaced as at that time the pads were still having 70% to go.
Afterwards, my car was checked by a different mechanic (couldn’t trust the first one, as the sound occurred after the wheel bearings were replaced), but as everything seems to be O.K., he just machined both front rotors, as he said that these could be a little warped. One week later, everything seemed to be O.K., but after that, the annoying knocking/clicking sound is being heard again, all the time when I am pressing the brake. Please see below, the movies taken in order to provide you with an idea about the nature of this sound.

http://www.divshare.com/download/12733435-7dd

http://www.divshare.com/download/12733450-ac8

http://www.divshare.com/download/12733913-ebe

http://www.divshare.com/download/12733979-c35

Thanks,
ruradu@rogers.com
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Monday, October 4th, 2010 AT 10:53 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Check that the brake pad support clips are still fitted, if broken or missing the pads will move in the calipers and make a click noise.

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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 AT 4:08 AM
Tiny
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You know I just replace my bearings on right side and both of my axles because of this probably and im hearing the same noise but also a cracking noise at the same time. Have you found anything out on what it could be. I was thinking bearings too but also maybe seals inside of the axles
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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 AT 4:01 PM
Tiny
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You can try re tightening the drive shaft nut, these can cause the shaft spline to creak, click and groan if not dead tight.

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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 AT 4:05 PM
Tiny
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Mine is making a really nasty noise can you help my question. I cant find anything on the web at all and its killing me?
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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 AT 4:31 PM
Tiny
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Have you re tightened the drive shaft nuts?

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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 AT 4:35 PM
Tiny
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I have tightened everything. You think it could be a seal from the axle to the trans. When I drive the car it makes a crack and raddleing noise. Fixed both axles and bearing on right side. Can figure it out its killing me. Dontions and feed back coming soon when I figure out how to use this site first timer today
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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 AT 5:08 PM
Tiny
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What is a good donation? Not really good with this stuff
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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 AT 5:38 PM
Tiny
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If you wish to donate, you can make it what ever you want, no donation is to small.

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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 AT 8:21 PM

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