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brake pad "slam" when first applied

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I had my brakes done on my 3.6r a year ago. After awhile they developed a "clunk" or "slam" sound when you first hit the brakes, almost as if there was a big gap between the rotor and pad and it was pushing hard into the rotors causing a "clunk" sound.

it only happens on one side (drivers) and I don't think it is suspension related since it happens regardless of how hard I press the brake pedal

Anyone ever experience this before?
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To help sort it out, start, idle, put in "D", hold it back with the brakes and give it a little power, brakes still on, idle, put in "R", give it a little power.
If the pads are sloppy in the holders this will move them back and forth and they should make the noise.
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