Mechanics

BREAKS

1993 Dodge Shadow • 104,000 miles

Very simple question, Im putting breaks on my dodge for first time and pads dont come with clips on back to connect to caliper is that normal? Other cars I have done alll have clips to slide onto the caliper.
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Dodgeshadownightryder
April 15, 2013.



Those are anti-rattle clips and are used mainly on GM products. Some are riveted to the metal backing plates and some clip on to them. Many Chrysler cars had wire anti-rattle springs clipped onto the ends of the pads. You'd be smart to hold a new one and an old pad side-by-side to transfer them, otherwise they can be confusing.

Be sure to run a flat file over the pistons and the fingers that contact the pads to remove any high spots of rust, dirt, or other debris. Those surfaces should be lubricated with a high-temperature brake grease too as well as the caliper mounts.

Caradiodoc
Apr 15, 2013.


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