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Brakes! What a job

Well Mrs was complaining than the brakes was squeaking so I thought today while I had the chance I'll check them out.

Well the strip down was pretty standard but when putting back together turned into an headache. Used to doing jobs like this myself but those bloody spring clips came as an unwanted suprise.

Normally an hour or so job turned into nearly 3. Got there in the end but about pulling my back out.

Anyone got any hints to get the damn things back on much easier ?
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Pliers, hammer and brute force works well. The squeaking is usually the Honda pads, they really are annoying. I bought some Brembo pads from GSF and no more squeaking.
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Pliers, hammer and brute force works well. The squeaking is usually the Honda pads, they really are annoying. I bought some Brembo pads from GSF and no more squeaking.
Thats pretty much what i ended up doing, gaining a number of cuts in the process. Never had them sort of clips on a caliper before on other makes.

As for the pads there is plenty on them as the car has only done 28k.

Just gave them a clean up and grease all the contact points, other than the surface of course
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And attached are a picture i found online of the same calipers which is fitted to an Accord.

Surely there is an easier way to put the spring clips back on?????
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Nearing 28K myself; Had a look at the rears the other day and the inner pads were looking a little slim; I may do an all round change for Yellowstuff pads.
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And attached are a picture i found online of the same calipers which is fitted to an Accord.

Surely there is an easier way to put the spring clips back on?????
the springs look very similar to the old astra set up from a few years back
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Same as the clips on my Jeep - a pain yes for sure :/
I found that if you get one end in (but not all the way), then manipulate the other end in with a pair of pliers, once partly into the holes - either encourage them in all the way with the pliers or gently tap them home with a (small) hammer
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yep, and they were crap back then.
FK2 typeR has that setup on the rear (stand 9G civic rear brakes afaik) and i loath doing them.


easiest way i've found is to properly locate one end of the spring clip, and then start to locate the other end in the hole in the caliper. Hold this in so it wont pop out and use pliers to locate the bit of the spring clip that sits on the pad carrier.
sometimes the spring can be done by hand, but some are a bit stiffer needing a bit of help from pliers.
basically this method:
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I spent ages looking at how to put them clips back on easier than I was making it.

He made that look way too easy

I'm hanging my spanners up 😭
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Once you get the knock for them it's pretty easy.. First time when I did the fronts there was a lot of swearing but with a bit of patience, pliers and a small hammer it becomes quite easy.
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Nearing 28K myself; Had a look at the rears the other day and the inner pads were looking a little slim; I may do an all round change for Yellowstuff pads.
TRW standard DTEC pads are the same as greeenstuff, just a shedload cheaper. YS are mainly track pads and don't bite as well from cold unless they have some heat.
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