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Zx2 front brakes

There is a small metal clip looking thing that came with brake shoe kit, no instructions and can not find out where it goes, no marks on old brakes. Brakes are working but now feeling a shimmy when driving.

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If memmory serves me correct that is your ware indicator clip that is supposed to squeal when pads ware down to clip its been a while since i done brakes so im taking an educated guess at this by my memmory

hope this helped you in some way

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