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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing Brake Hardware (anti-rattle Clips)

I have googling my tail off, and searching the forums here on the proper technique for replacing brake hardware, specifically the anti rattle clips. I have done it once before on my Mother In Law's Endeavor, but I did it by bending the clips with pliers until they fit snug, and coated the caliper slot and contact side of the clip with anti squeal (acting as a glue). Should I do the same thing for these Cobalt calipers?

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Yes. The anti rattle clips normally just pop in and hold themselves in place. Put some brake lubricant on them so the pads slide nice and you're done

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Reason probably nobody answered is they didn't know what you meant by anti rattle clips. As far as I know the Cobalt doesn't have any. If you're refering to the stainless guides, well they are just that guides. As far as I know Cobalt pads rarely vibrate or squeal if you buy the proper pads. Some vehicles do have anti vibrate clips affixed to the pads but not the Cobalt. I've seen some mechanics add a dab of silicon on each pad before they install, but don't see the need when using High quality pads.

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Thanks money_man. I ordered components for a semi-overhaul of the front brakes -everything except rebuilding the calipers (ain't nobody got time for that). Replacing the clips, or guides, and guide pin boots is going to be my biggest challenge because of my unfamiliarity with the system. Weirdly enough, the clips and guide pins are identical to the front brakes on my 03 Accord sedan.
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