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SuperG
06-21-2007, 08:17 PM
Just had new pads installed while the engine was being rebuilt, but both calipers clang around while I am driving...I cannot seem to figure out what holds the calipers still in the bracket...Send Help!

SuperG
06-25-2007, 11:11 AM
Bueller?


Bueller?


Bueller?

Mephisto
06-25-2007, 09:38 PM
Red Threadlock?

03slidewayzSVT
06-25-2007, 11:23 PM
Because there are little spring clips that snap on the bottom and top of each pad...Sound like there loose...They are, but they will not fall out...Sounds like your problem possible..Edit: see the clips middle bottom...Those are the spring clips that go on the pads

http://www.partsamerica.com/product_images/img/pfn/0412.20.jpg

SuperG
06-26-2007, 08:47 AM
Ahhh...I don't recall even seeing those! If for some reason they are not there, where can I get some? BTW, I did not replace the pads...someone else did...

flynfink
06-26-2007, 03:55 PM
new pads should have come with them, but the OEM ones have rubber noise isolators hat the aftermarket pads don't..

Mine make lots of noise.
:thumbsup:

SuperG
06-26-2007, 05:01 PM
Yeah, mine make that horrible metal clanging sound like the exhaust is about to fall off!

03slidewayzSVT
06-26-2007, 08:17 PM
Yeah, mine make that horrible metal clanging sound like the exhaust is about to fall off!
Yep, Thats what it sounds like...Just go buy some new pads grab the clips and then return then back later:D

flynfink
06-27-2007, 08:35 AM
Yep, Thats what it sounds like...Just go buy some new pads grab the clips and then return then back later:D

Nice, and when another member gets the box with the missing clips.. :mad:

I've got some extras I can share.

SuperG
06-27-2007, 09:22 AM
I have been so busy at work, I haven't been able to work on the car (track this weekend at TWS)...so I'll be heading to O'Reilys today...

dewone
06-27-2007, 05:59 PM
Take some high temp rtv and put it on the back where the pad meets the pistons.

That will elliminate the sound.

Have the same problem with my F150 just about every other time I replace the pads. You tend to forget until you do the job without it and dam did I do that again. One of these times I'll do it right the first time.

SuperG
06-27-2007, 09:39 PM
It has just been suggested that I was sold the wrong pads...like for a GT. The little clip does not come even close to the bracket!

johnbasf
06-28-2007, 12:52 AM
It has just been suggested that I was sold the wrong pads...like for a GT. The little clip does not come even close to the bracket!

That was my thought.

SuperG
06-29-2007, 03:39 PM
Because there are little spring clips that snap on the bottom and top of each pad...Sound like there loose...They are, but they will not fall out...Sounds like your problem possible..Edit: see the clips middle bottom...Those are the spring clips that go on the pads

I see only 4 clips...or do I see some little ones already on the pads?

I definitely don't see the ones on the bottoms of my pads!