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Cant get front brake pads to fit

We are replacing the brake pads on a 2001 ford focus and when we put the new pads on the clip is hitting the support bar on the wheel. We have verified we have the right pads what are we doing wrong?

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Possibly putting them on the wrong side. When they sell you the brake pads they have for the left and the right side. Make sure you are putting them on the right side and also make sure that you are not trying to put the inside on the outside and vis versa

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    Install the inner brake pad.
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2. Fully retract the caliper piston
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3. Install the outer brake pad.

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  1. Push the outer retaining clip over the spring retaining lugs.
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  • Install the caliper.
    1. Install the bolts.
    1. Install the bolt covers.
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    1. Install the brake hose onto the support bracket.
    1. Locate the outer pad retaining clip.
    1. Install the wheels.
    1. Check the fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir.

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    REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Brake Pads Removal
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    1. syy~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Make sure the brake disc faces are clean before installation.
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    1. syy~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Make sure the brake disc faces are clean before installation.
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