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I'm stupid, need help ASAP

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fabjunkie, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. fabjunkie

    fabjunkie 1/2 ton status

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    Where does the little clip go on the pads on disc brakes? I can't seem to figure it out and I'm trying to wrap up the disc swap.
     
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    Good question... I'm about to do the same thing. I know how it was on my old pads/calipers, but the new pads seem to be different from the brief glance I took...
     
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    What clip?
    DO you mean the wear indicator. If so then it does not matter if you have it fwd or rear
     
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    or maybe the clip that goes inside the caliper piston. :dunno:
     
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    Thats the only clip I can think of.
     
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    If it's the big front calipers (d44), it goes into the hollow piston cavity in the caliper. The rear caddy caliper pads come with some extra clips that don't fit anything. Is that the clip your talking about? You have to make sure to bend the tabs on the pad and use the glu to make sure it doesn't rattle around on there when it's all put together. I'm halfway done with the swap right now.
     
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    That was it. I found a pic on BillaVista's write up that showed a little piece of it and figured it out from there. Now I'm waiting on the wife to get back from the grocery store so I can bleed and drive it for the first time in about 5 months. :woot:
     
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    Well it feels good to drive her again. Still needs some more bleeding, but I'll worry about it after I swap the front over to 3/4. Don't figure I'll feel the real difference with the discs until I bleed it better.
     

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