Hello, I'm Danny.
They are supposed to be a tight fit. Any slop or excessive gap would possibly cause vibration/chatter/squeaking. You're doing it right, It needs to be tight! It does help to apply a small amount of brake grease on the pad ears for anti-squeak and lubrication purposes. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
Saturday, July 6th, 2019 AT 8:45 PM