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so before the caliper is put on the pads do not slide by hand in the clips nice and free by hand ?
That is correct, I have to force the pad into the clips and I have clead the clips, under the clips and applyed brake grease. I figured they should move but they do not?
ok under the clips did you clean them down to bare metal ?
aftermarket rear pads ?
I used a wire brush but probely not to bare metal, I am using bendix creimic pads so i am correct that the rear pads should slid in the clips and when the piston applys pressure to them when brakes are applied?
ok make sure under the clips is cleaned down to bare metal install the clips and on the new pads take a file or stand paper and clean the edges that go into the metal clips
a lot of times when the pads are made the ends that go into the clips has excessive paint on them
file them down so they slide into the clips nice and easy
once you do that to all the pads you should be fine
I have had to do this a lot to that pad area
yes those pads should not be that tight in the clips they should pop in and slide by hand
OK I will do that, how easily should they move? can there be some resistiance or should they fall out if they are not being held?
also if after I have cleaned to bear metal and removed the paint they still don't slid what would be the next step?
should feel light resistance but not be loose
if you were able to get the pads in right now but are very tight doing what I said will correct this problem
if they were the wrong pads they wouldn't fit at all
following what I said will correct this problem