How does the spring hold the inboard brake shoe on to the piston?

Tiny
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  • 2004 MAZDA 3

Hi, this question is about the floating caliper. And how is it assembled? I don't understand the concept of the spring. It is supposed to hold the inboard brake shoe to the piston but I can't seem to visualize how it works.

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 AT 12:28 AM

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Tiny
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Keeps the pads from moving. The moving is what gives you brake squeel.

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 AT 12:33 AM
Tiny
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The question I had was more how was the spring was connecting the brake pad to the cylinder

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 AT 3:00 AM
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It is factory attached to the pad and snaps into the caliper piston

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 AT 10:03 AM

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