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Tom 6/24/2010
1980 MG MGB MK IV 4 Cyl 1.8L - Brakes
Clunk in front when applying brakes.
I have replaced all the pads between the front cross member and the chassis, and the bushings at the inner ends of the lower A arms with new polyethelene pads and bushings, new bushings on the anti-sway bar, the wheel bearings are tight, and the swivel axles do not have excessive play, but I still occassionally get a clunk in the front when applying the brakes.
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  • timmy
    timmy 9/28/2011
    did you check the calipers? pistons could have excessive play
  • Desert Racer
    Desert Racer 9/28/2011
    WOW.. AN MG.. Have not worked on one in years.. Check the motor mounts.. you sound like you know what you are doing.. So i won't explain it to you.. another unusual one .. make sure the radiator is bolted in tight.. Like Timmy said check to make sure the calipers are bolted tight.. From what I remember there were a lot of unusual problems with all the British cars.. When I had my shop, British cars (and saabs) were not allowed on the property. Its like the broke regularly and i just did not want the head ache of dealing with people who always had on going car problems..
  • Bill
    Bill 9/29/2011
    Make sure lug nuts tight and wheel bearings haven't slackened.

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