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#1 (permalink) Old 02-12-2011, 11:06 PM
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I replaced my brake pads some time ago, but I did not know how to put the anti-rattle clips in place. I did not have them before, so I just left them out. The problem is that my pads are really noise now, they hit the caliper and the disc all the time.

Does anyone here know how to fit the anti-rattle clips?

By the way, I read in another post that the clips put to much pressure on the disc, causing premature pad wear and poor fuel mileage. Is that true?

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I don't know how they go on since the 97 brakes look like they're different than the 00 brakes that I did. It appears you have the wire type that hook onto the caliper and hold it snug against the bracket.

These clips are there for a reason, I would never recommend leaving them out. They keep the caliper from rattling around (hence the anti-rattle name). Without them the caliper slide pins will wear faster, and the caliper can actually move away from the bracket and possibly come in contact with the wheel.

Whoever said to leave them out is obviously not experienced with front brakes.
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These are the anti-rattle clips I'm referring to:
More Information for RAYBESTOS H5457

This post said to leave them out:
http://www.kia-forums.com/1g-1994-20...e-problem.html

I've searched everywhere and can't figure out how to attach the clips. I guess I'll take a look at the next Sporty I see on the street! Unless anyone here is willing to take a pic for me...

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The person who wrote that was not experienced in disc brake design and was not a fluent mechanic either. The clips referenced in that article are the anti rattle shims on the later brake design. A large portion of vehicles on the road use these shims and leaving them out is foolish.

The anti-rattle clips on your brakes are different since you have the older design. The clip you have hooks into the caliper and the ends rest against the bracket that holds the pads in place. The springy action keeps the caliper from moving in an unpredictable manner. It's very hard to describe how it goes in, you really need to see it. There are many other vehicles that use a similar setup. Next time you're in a large parking lot take a peak through the wheels on some cars and you'll probably see these springy clips.
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Could someone please confirm that put the anti-rattle clips correctly?

Inxquve, you wrote that the clips hook on the caliper, but I couldn't figure out how to do so. The only way I found was hooking the clips on the bracket. This way the clips put pressure on the pads and they don't rattle.



There are more pictures on my cardomain page, for some reason I was't able to upload them here.

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Hmm... looks like you may have it right. Honestly I had never seen the older Sportage brakes, I was basing my advice on pictures of the clips alone and my experience with other vehicles. Obviously I was wrong as the setup is quite different than I expected. We're all here to learn.
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The way you kept your Spotage raised is quite dangerous. That is not the place where to put the jack indicated in the owner's manual. You should also use jack stands to keep the car raised, and buy the best jack stands you can afford. It happened recently to me that a jack used to raise the suspension that way fell down, but my Sportage was sustained by a jack stand.

Not raising the car in the proper way can be deadly; last December in Italy a man died crushed under a car sustained by a jack only.

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Hmm... looks like you may have it right. Honestly I had never seen the older Sportage brakes, I was basing my advice on pictures of the clips alone and my experience with other vehicles. Obviously I was wrong as the setup is quite different than I expected. We're all here to learn.
Thanks for replying. I think I got it right, the rattling is gone. Plus I drove for 300 miles and the wheel haven't locked! Just kidding.

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The way you kept your Spotage raised is quite dangerous. That is not the place where to put the jack indicated in the owner's manual. You should also use jack stands to keep the car raised, and buy the best jack stands you can afford. It happened recently to me that a jack used to raise the suspension that way fell down, but my Sportage was sustained by a jack stand.

Not raising the car in the proper way can be deadly; last December in Italy a man died crushed under a car sustained by a jack only.
You're right, Galf, it is dangerous to jack up the car by the lower control arm. But that's not what I did. I jacked up the car a little bit, to the point that the brake lines get straight, and put the car on a jack stand. Then I put the jack under the lower control arm and lifted the tire off the ground. The weight of the car stays almost entirely on the jack strands.

The thing is that my brake lines stretch when I raise the car, because of the suspension and body lifts. I have to extend the brake lines somehow, maybe I'll try heating up and (un)bending the metal tubes close to the caliper. Unless someone advises me against it!

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