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Old 01-17-2006, 11:44 AM   #1
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help, the spring things on the calipers are comming off

those wire spring type things that fit on the front caliper's are comming off, i put them back on after i did the ebc rotor and ebc brake pad change, put they are comming off and only on by one side. Are these things necessary anyway? I do alot of driving as i do pizza delivery right now, should i worry about these? i drove that way last night ok, let me know soo as possible thanks.


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They are necessary. They keep the pads from rubbing on the rotors when you're not using the brakes.
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Old 01-17-2006, 01:37 PM   #3
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Yeah the retaining clips I believe, some place installed mine wrong one time and needless to say I needed new stuff. I went with them like that way to long, mainly because I don't mess with my brakes in the winter to much, but I would go get em fixed.
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that blows, can i get new clips from the dealer? because it might be because i bent the hell out of one of them and it doesn't stay in right?
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Be careful for what you ask for...there are clips and springs. The retention clips are inset in the caliper and go over the ends of the pads (lock and center the pads). I believe the correct name of the springs are tension or retractor springs ..... you can also call them the "wire spring things that go over the caliper" and they'll know what your referring to. Yes, the dealer will have them but you might want to check NAPA first.

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Old 01-18-2006, 11:30 AM   #6
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Re: help, the spring things on the calipers are comming off

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those wire spring type things that fit on the front caliper's are comming off, i put them back on after i did the ebc rotor and ebc brake pad change, put they are comming off and only on by one side. Are these things necessary anyway? I do alot of driving as i do pizza delivery right now, should i worry about these? i drove that way last night ok, let me know soo as possible thanks.
Aren't they part of the pad? I just put replacement pads and those springs came as part of the pads? Mine were fairly tight so it took a bit of force to get them up and over the tabs on the calipers and short of prying them back over with a screw driver or something I can't imagine how they would be "coming off".

http://www.focussport.com/images/brakepads.gif

Perhaps you didn't push them all the way over the tips of the calipers? They go over and around and really secure the pad into the caliper and keep it from rattling off.

http://www.edmunds.com/media/roadtes...tupict.500.jpg
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i seemed to get it back on and its seems secure, right now. I will take a pic to make sure you know what i mean. But its that odd shaped metal wire thing that goes into the holes of the caliper and is real tight to get on. Looks like a metal hanger bent to a certain form to fit.
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If it's what I'm thinking about, they normally come as part of the pads and they hold the one pad snug against the caliper, and the other just has clips of some sort that hold it inside the piston.
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Maybe this will help? ...>>>Brake Caliper Clip...
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