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How do I install the front disc rattle clips?

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  • jglenn001 Jul 23, 2009

    These clips are about 4" long and have square cups on each end. The attach to the pads somehow.

  • jglenn001 Jul 23, 2009

    The problem is the idiot who did my brakes did not put the clips back on so they rattle. I bought new clips. I am not sure if I remove the pads and put the clips on the pads then reinstall the pads or what? I have no guide. My Haynes manual in worthless on this matter.

    Thank for any help

  • jglenn001 Jul 23, 2009

    Got it .... Thanks!

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If the clips you are descibing are the ones that go on the front wheel studs, they push right in,

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  • David Borysowski Jul 23, 2009

    These clips you are describing may go on the brackets that the pads rest on, and where the caliper attaches to. remove old clips and carefully attach the new ones the same way.

  • David Borysowski Jul 23, 2009

    you need to remove the pads, install the clips where the pads rest on, and reinstall the pads

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