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Front wheel clicking when braking

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So I have a 2015 392 with 19,000 miles on it and I begin to hear this clicking noise while braking. Sounds like its coming from the front rotors. Keep in mind this only happens when I brake at 40mph and below. No clicking while turning or accelerating. I've read a few of the topics on here but it's mainly discussing problems such as loose rotor hats, bad brake job, loose lugs or something stuck. I've done a thorough check and I still hear clicking while braking. Now I'm beginning to lean towards bad wheel hub bearings. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. FYI don't have a warranty since its a Canadian car.
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The clicking while turning issue was often solved by retorquing the wheels so I'd pull the front wheels off and check the rotors, maybe just make sure the rotor bolts are snug but I wouldn't just tighten them if they are. Then clean up the wheel mating surfaces and torque the wheels to 111 lb ft. It's really about all you can do, seems pretty low mileage to be the wheel bearing hubs.



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Hey, slidd so it's not when I turn nor when I accelerate. It only happens when I apply the brakes. It honestly sounds like a rhythmic clicking sound from both wheels. I just recently replaced the rotors and brake pads two months ago. I had no clicking sound whatsoever until last week.
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Never any clicking before new rotors and pads? Clicking did not quickly follow their replacement? Drilled/slotted rotors?

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Hey Guy,
Never had any clicking before new rotors and pads. I switched to the centric premium slotted rotors and added some Z23 powerstop pads. They were fine for about two months then clicking started happening out of the blue. I will be cleaning the surface of the wheel to hub to see if the rust is an issue as well as a full alignment and tire balance as I noticed I’m missing some weights on my wheels.
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May be normal, from the slotted rotors. Google do slotted rotors make noise? Some get it, some don't. Not definite, but a real possibility.

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So I have a 2015 392 with 19,000 miles on it and I begin to hear this clicking noise while braking. Sounds like its coming from the front rotors. Keep in mind this only happens when I brake at 40mph and below. No clicking while turning or accelerating. I've read a few of the topics on here but it's mainly discussing problems such as loose rotor hats, bad brake job, loose lugs or something stuck. I've done a thorough check and I still hear clicking while braking. Now I'm beginning to lean towards bad wheel hub bearings. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. FYI don't have a warranty since its a Canadian car.
I had this issue when I first received my 2015 SRT, it was found that the rotor was splitting. You may want to take a look at that and see if that’s the cause.
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Thank you guys for the replies. I really appreciate it.

So as of now, the clicking is still happening after cleaning the mating surface. I am almost 90% sure its the metal tabs on the hats that are clicking. After driving for a few minutes I can hear them pop when I'm in park. I am currently talking to Zechausing about bolt specs for the rotor to hat attachment. Maybe I can use my OEM hat and bolts and attach them to the new rotor?
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I had this issue when I first received my 2015 SRT, it was found that the rotor was splitting. You may want to take a look at that and see if that’s the cause.
The rotors are brand new and no sign of any splitting or cracks. Thanks for the suggestion though. I really thought the cleaning of the hub mating surface would've done it but nothing. Still clicking.
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Hey, did you ever figure this issue out? I'm having the same issue with my 2017 Scat Pack with the factory 6 piston brembos and slotted rotors. Took it into a dealership and they said they took apart the caliper and found nothing to be wrong.


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