GU brake pad shims?

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 11:27
ThreadID: 19694 Views:1349 Replies:3 FollowUps:1
This Thread has been Archived
Hi, wacked a set of new barke pads in the GU and afterwards, when cleaning up noticed the old ones have a couple of paper thin stainless backing covers or shims clipped to them.

What do these do and are they important? Only use I can see is for making a noise when worn out. BTW the brakes work fine - no noise and pull up great.
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Austravel - Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 12:05

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 12:05
If there the ones I'm thinking of from my GQ they are anti-rattle shims. Used to help reduce rattle/chatter.
AnswerID: 94520

Reply By: 80scruiser - Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 12:26

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 12:26
Just throw them in the tool box and if you get noises later you can always throw them in.
They are anti squeel shims.
AnswerID: 94524

Reply By: V8Diesel - Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 12:55

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 12:55
Thanks. I'll keep them in the shed for 'ron'.
AnswerID: 94531

Follow Up By: rihearn - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 21:43

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 21:43
My anti-rattle clips (from a gq) are in the bottom of the toolbox. I'm told you can hear a clunk sometimes when you stop after reversing as the pads shift but as yet (3000km) I haven't. I was advised that the clips are to stop the clunk and you'll get no damage if they aren't there
0
FollowupID: 353607

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)