Brake Caliper Clip... - Page 2 - Focus Fanatics
Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forums
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack

Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack The place to go for answers on wheel types, tire sizes, offset, wheel patterns and more.
Sponsored By:
Tire Rack


Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-24-2006, 01:20 PM   #11
guywiththeford
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31369
Location: Illinois
What I Drive: Focus 2001 Blue 5-Speed

Posts: 83
FF Reputation: 1 guywiththeford Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
man common guys it easy, you slid on one side and get the other in the verge were it is falling off, then take a flat head screw drive and a hammer, and tap it on, once it's on tap the top and the bottom again, i did my first brake pad and rotor switch and had no problem back in novemeber ( i am only 17), the only thing is i bought crappy pads but got new ones in just have to install them,
__________________
Black Diamond TB, Mangnaflow Exhaust, UDP 25%, Intake, RPM Cluster, Leather Seats, Pioneer HU, Polkaudio Speakers, Armrest, Fog Lights, Euro Grill, SVT Grill, Front Strut Bar, Alloy Wheels, Windshield Wiper Switch.
guywiththeford is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-25-2006, 06:15 PM   #12
BFocusSVT
Focus Enthusiast
 
BFocusSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Fan#: 18910
Location: Miami, FL
What I Drive: 2003 Focus SVT ZX5

Posts: 283
FF Reputation: 1 BFocusSVT Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
I dont even take that thing off anymore. I just leave it on and take the old pads out, then squeeze the new pads in. I figure it'll take me 2 business days to put the spring in, or 1 day to squeeze the pads in while the clip is still connected: i'll take 1 day please.
BFocusSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2006, 11:37 PM   #13
SVTFucus
Focus Enthusiast
 
SVTFucus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Fan#: 23680
Location: Texas
What I Drive: 2002 Pitch Black SVT

Posts: 167
FF Reputation: 1 SVTFucus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally posted by guywiththeford
man common guys it easy, you slid on one side and get the other in the verge were it is falling off, then take a flat head screw drive and a hammer, and tap it on, once it's on tap the top and the bottom again
I understand the "concept" of getting the clip back on, but when I put one end into the hole the other side is so far away from the hole I just don't see how it's possible. I've got about 1/4" to get the other side into the hole.
__________________
2002 Pitch Black SVT Focus w/Red & Black interior
#2852 of 4788

1997 White SVT Cobra....sure...it's all stock!!!
#4408 of 6971
SVTFucus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2006, 11:51 PM   #14
MISVTfocus
Focus Fanatic
 
MISVTfocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Fan#: 13841
Location: Detroit, United States
What I Drive: 08 Fusion SEL, Focus ST on order

Posts: 3,105
FF Reputation: 1 MISVTfocus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Quote:
Originally posted by JohnMichael
Keep at it, I literally thought I was going to go insane trying to get that clip back in...like playing the same level over and over and over again on a really tough video game. You get soooo close everytime, only to get a Game Over.

It really helps if you have a set of pliers to bend/shift the clip into place.

Man I totally hear you. I was going NUTS. First side I did, somehow I got it back on without too much trouble. The second one though, OMG. Impossible. I forced and forced and forced, and finally randomly it popped on. My thumbs were so sore after that for like 3 days.
__________________
Oh yeah!
MISVTfocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2006, 12:09 PM   #15
SVTFucus
Focus Enthusiast
 
SVTFucus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Fan#: 23680
Location: Texas
What I Drive: 2002 Pitch Black SVT

Posts: 167
FF Reputation: 1 SVTFucus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
there's GOT to be a tool from Ford to make this easier.....???
__________________
2002 Pitch Black SVT Focus w/Red & Black interior
#2852 of 4788

1997 White SVT Cobra....sure...it's all stock!!!
#4408 of 6971
SVTFucus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2006, 12:17 PM   #16
dgualtie
....................
 
dgualtie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Fan#: 15238
Location: CT
What I Drive: 03 IR SVT

Posts: 1,746
FF Reputation: 1 dgualtie Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
i have had a lot of luck with some small vice grips. i set the clip in the bottom hole, aligned the clip along the break. I then locked the vice grips about 5mm above the other end that is not in the hole. i then used my weight to push it down and over. when the clip was in i let go vice grips off and gave the clip a small tap to make sure it was fully in and i was done. the first side took me about 10 min until i tried with the vice grips the other side took me about 1 min and 2 tries.
__________________
SVT squad #7
dgualtie is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2006, 07:42 PM   #17
guywiththeford
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31369
Location: Illinois
What I Drive: Focus 2001 Blue 5-Speed

Posts: 83
FF Reputation: 1 guywiththeford Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
i will be swapping my old crappy pads ( new) for some great metallic ones, I think i will do it tomorrow, i will take some pics of it, but i am not making any promisses about tomorrow but sometime this week for sure.
__________________
Black Diamond TB, Mangnaflow Exhaust, UDP 25%, Intake, RPM Cluster, Leather Seats, Pioneer HU, Polkaudio Speakers, Armrest, Fog Lights, Euro Grill, SVT Grill, Front Strut Bar, Alloy Wheels, Windshield Wiper Switch.
guywiththeford is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2006, 10:22 PM   #18
SVTFucus
Focus Enthusiast
 
SVTFucus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Fan#: 23680
Location: Texas
What I Drive: 2002 Pitch Black SVT

Posts: 167
FF Reputation: 1 SVTFucus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Horray I got them in!!!
__________________
2002 Pitch Black SVT Focus w/Red & Black interior
#2852 of 4788

1997 White SVT Cobra....sure...it's all stock!!!
#4408 of 6971
SVTFucus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2006, 03:14 PM   #19
eurotrashvrt
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31074
Location: huntington, New York
What I Drive: 2002 Silver SVT

Posts: 438
FF Reputation: 1 eurotrashvrt Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
man i hate these clips;
__________________
It makes even the Enzo and the Porsche Carrera GT feel slow and pointless. It is a triumph for lunacy over common sense, a triumph for man over nature and a triumph for Volkswagen over absolutely every other car maker in the world.

Sincerely Yours,
Bugatti
eurotrashvrt is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2006, 03:36 PM   #20
scrammer
Banned
 
scrammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Fan#: 26570
Location: Hagerstown, MD
What I Drive: February 2010 ROTM

Posts: 7,946
FF Reputation: 172 scrammer Excellent Standing Memberscrammer Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (29)
Quote:
Originally posted by BFocusSVT
I dont even take that thing off anymore. I just leave it on and take the old pads out, then squeeze the new pads in. I figure it'll take me 2 business days to put the spring in, or 1 day to squeeze the pads in while the clip is still connected: i'll take 1 day please.
^^he is right. unless you are painting the calipers, there isnt any reason to remove these PITA clips. just slide the old ones out. and force the new ones in. you may need a screwdriver or sorts to gently pry the slide down so the arms of the pad will go on top. and that is it.

STOP REMOVING THE PITA CLIPS!
scrammer is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:06 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.