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Old 11-08-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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I am about to install a set of GM performace front brake calipers & pads. The pads came with a bag of hardware. I know where 4 of the clips go - each end of the abutment brackets but there are 2 other clips. I believe they are squeal clips but I can not tell where they go from the instructions provided. Can ayone provide a picture or explain in detail where this clip goes and what it does? Is it really necessary?
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I am about to install a set of GM performace front brake calipers & pads. The pads came with a bag of hardware. I know where 4 of the clips go - each end of the abutment brackets but there are 2 other clips. I believe they are squeal clips but I can not tell where they go from the instructions provided. Can ayone provide a picture or explain in detail where this clip goes and what it does? Is it really necessary?
If they are what I think they are they clip to the brake pads positioned such that the piston contacts the metal guard instead of the back of the actual pad. Do you have a picture?
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If they are what I think they are they clip to the brake pads positioned such that the piston contacts the metal guard instead of the back of the actual pad. Do you have a picture?
I agree
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The third clip goes on the inside of the caliper. Look at it and you will see two small "arms" about 3/16" long pushed out from the rounded side of the clip. These locate the clip on the inside of the caliper. It will snap in place with a little pressure. This clip keeps the pads pushed all the way down and help alleviate squeel.
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The third clip goes on the inside of the caliper. Look at it and you will see two small "arms" about 3/16" long pushed out from the rounded side of the clip. These locate the clip on the inside of the caliper. It will snap in place with a little pressure. This clip keeps the pads pushed all the way down and help alleviate squeel.

Very nice explanation - thanks for the help!
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just pop the other wheel off and look at it for guidance...
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