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Rear break clip cant get it to set right

I have a 200 pontiac montanna and I can not get the U shape ring to set right to hold the break shoes on. Any advice to get it to set right??? It wont slide down on to the metal clip just sets on top of the metal clip. HELP??

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If you are referring to the big U ring that goes from one side down to the bottom and then back up to the other side nd fits into the slots on each brake shoe, there is a special tool that makes this clip easy to put on, but if you cannot get access to this tool, you will have to remove the U ring and start it from the bottom under the metal clip and then carefully (it will try and spring back at you) use a big screwdriver or small pry bar to fit it into the slots on each brake shoe. Hop this helps.

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