What would cause a rattle sound from my front brakes in my 03 s10? on 2003 Chevrolet S10

driving over bumpy roads cause a rattling sound in the front brakes. When I ride the brake pedal over the same stretch of road the rattle sound goes away. I pulled the front tires off, put load on the shock and tapped with a rubber hammer and couln't replicate the sound.

by in Boulder Creek, CA on September 09, 2011
2 answers
ANSWER by on September 10, 2011
The brake pads are loose in the caliper/mounts. Check to make sure hardware is intact and holding pads and that pad mounts are in good shape. ************************ Exactly delane. The original poster needs to put pads in the caliper, mount back on vehicle, use a large blade screwdriver and pry up at bottom of pad close to the center of hub and use a small ball peen hammer and tap down the ears of the outer pad. The inner pad should have a spring hardware clip that holds it in the caliper piston bore.
ANSWER by on September 10, 2011
you have to bend the ears on brake pads so they will not rattle