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Replace brake hardware

Reusing brake hardware clips can cause annoying brake noise Brake hardware degrades due to high heat and corrosion Car makers install brake hardware abutment and anti-rattle clips on almost all disc brake mechanisms. Abutment clips snap onto the steering knuckle abutment or brake caliper bracket and provide a smooth channel for the brake pads tabs to ride in. Many designs also exert some spring tension on the brake pad tabs to reduce vibration and rattle. Abutment clips also prevent abutment wear that might otherwise be caused by the continual force … Read More

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