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Posts Tagged: brake pad shims

Do I need new brake shims?

Why you should always install new brake shims with new brake pads DIYers often reuse old brake pad shims and then complain about noise shortly after installing new brake pads. Well guess what? The brake shims play an integral part in reducing brake noise and reusuing old brake shims isn’t smart. All brake pads make noise when they rub against the rotor. If you think of the brake pad like a stylus and the rotor as an LP record, you can see how the pads “play” the wear grooves on … Read More

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