Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Indianapolis, IN, USA
Rear Brake Pad Instl - quick question
Replaced my rear brake pads (or should I say metal slabs that, at one point in time, may have had braking material on them!). No problems, easy to do, but as I was installing the cotter pins on the holding pins, I noticed that the pad "spreader spring" had a kind of lip only on one end of it that covers the cotter pin. I had it at the higher (further back on the wheel rotation) end, and looking at it, reasoned I had it on backwards thinking the lip was probably there to protect the cotter pin from anything that might be thrown up from the road.
Am I correct in my thinking? Does my description make any sense to anybody? Guess I shoulda taken a pic to post to help with the description (or better yet, taken a picture before I took it apart so I wouldn't have to ask the question in the first place!)
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