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Brekas Nissan Datsun Sentra 1982

My breaks wore off so i got new ones, the shape fits but however when you try to put the caliper back into its place it would not fit over the rhoder because the new break pads are too thick. PS: the cylinder that pushes the breaks together is clamped all the way in with the "C clamp" and the inner break pad fits fine its the outer one that doesn't fit over the rhoder. The thickness of new pads is 0.6 of an inch. Old pads are completely worn off if you use them you hear metal on metal clincking but only they seem to fit because rhoder doesn't adjust on the outer side. How do I go about solving this problem?

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May have to shave them pads down, or see if the parts store carries different ones that are thinner. Good luck.

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