1999 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles
I just changed the front pads, used Wagner Thermo Quiet pads. Of course no instructions or pictures in the Wagner Thermoquiet box on how to install the clips. Two different sized clips came in the box. The existing install had the shorter clips installed on the piston side with the tabs facing inward towards the car. The outer pads had the longer sized clips with the tabs facing outward. I took a picture of the outer pad, does it look right? I fooled around installing the short ones here also and quite honestly, it too, looks "right", so please answer only if you are sure that what is shown is the correct install.
I installed them like the existing, but the wife complained about a great deal of brake noise before I changed them, so I'm not sure they were installed correctly previously.
Second question, are all four pads identical? Seems like you'd want to have a different ridge type on the outer pads to mate with the caliper body than on the inside that mates with the piston. They were identical in the pad I removed, but forgot to check on the installed ones.
Also, you can see that I slightly bent the ears on the anti-rattle clip, was this proper? I can undo it if necessary, still haven't done it to the other side.
have the same problem?
Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 4:47 PM