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Offline steveharleyuk

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R clip on rear brake pads, advice needed
« on: November 08, 2019, 01:10:05 PM »
Novice at servicing here. Just changed the rear brake pads, had some trouble getting the r clip back on to the spindle. My question is does the r clip have to go through that little hole in the spindle? If so I'd have a hell of a job lining that up. I've just clipped it over the spindle at the moment and it's gripped but is that right?

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Re: R clip on rear brake pads, advice needed
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 01:55:04 PM »
yes, it has to go through the little hole. It is not really a big deal to get the hole lined up, when looking from the rear, it just needs to be close to between 11 and 1 o'clock, you can then get the tip of the clip in and it should rotate pretty easy.


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Re: R clip on rear brake pads, advice needed
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 01:55:32 PM »
If you mean the pad retaining pin then yes the r clip goes through the small hole. That is what stops it from coming out

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Re: R clip on rear brake pads, advice needed
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 03:27:46 PM »
Thanks, will have another go!

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Re: R clip on rear brake pads, advice needed
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2019, 12:16:53 PM »
If you apply a tiny coating of copper grease to the pin before you replace it I found it is much easier to rotate and line up the hole for the pin - obviously don't smear grease everywhere as that would impact the brake performance !