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Old 04-09-2012, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Spring clips keep coming off of brake caliper?

I put T-100 calipers and rotors on my truck a while ago but haven't driven it much since. After I put the new tires on over the weekend the spring clip:

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That goes on over the caliper keeps coming off. I checked a couple of times to see if I had it in backwards, etc...but it was installed correctly. I pulled out of the driveway and once I got up to about 20 MPH on my street I heard a "twang" and saw it tumbling down the road behind me These springs are just supposed to prevent the pads from rattling right? I'm assuming the ones I have are no good for some reason and that I need new ones, I just want to make sure that truck is safe to drive in the meantime.
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Weld the rear and wheel the piss out of it.

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Old 04-09-2012, 01:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You have it upside down and backwards

the way it sits it will come right out nothing is holding it in

Took me a while to figure out
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You have it upside down and backwards

the way it sits it will come right out nothing is holding it in

Took me a while to figure out
I just realized I typed "rotor" and not "caliper" in the title Anyway, is the truck safe to drive without these clips? Like I said, I'm pretty sure all they do is stop the pads from rattling when you're not on the brakes-am I right about that?
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Weld the rear and wheel the piss out of it.
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It's still safe to drive, you are correct about the shims being anti rattle, they don't hold the pads in or anything.
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