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We are replacing the rotor/hub assy and new caliper. I don't see any method by which the inside pad attaches to the caliper. Help!

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The brake pads, have 2 spring slots in the back, they slip into the caliper , Its simple just fit them in the caliper and close the caliper over the rotor. I have included some videos to help you..



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