break pads on 2006 impreza

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joe

Hello I replaced my break pads on my 2006 impreza yesterday. I order
hawk street pads. So far seems to be working. I took the tire out and
unscrew the lower bolt of the caliper. It was really easy. Then I
push the pistons in with a clamp I had. It took a couple of miles to
adjust but now it is grabbing good. I noticed that the old break pads
had a couple of steel sheets on top. I moved those 2 steel sheets to
the new pads that did not have them. Is this the right thing to do?
 
Hello I replaced my break pads on my 2006 impreza yesterday. I order
hawk street pads. So far seems to be working. I took the tire out and
unscrew the lower bolt of the caliper. It was really easy. Then I
push the pistons in with a clamp I had. It took a couple of miles to
adjust but now it is grabbing good. I noticed that the old break pads
had a couple of steel sheets on top. I moved those 2 steel sheets to
the new pads that did not have them. Is this the right thing to do?

Some pads need the shims, some don't. If the new pads came with metal or
teflon shims either in the package or already glued or riveted to the
pad backing, then they wouldn't require the old ones to be reinstalled.
 
Some pads need the shims, some don't. If the new pads came with metal or
teflon shims either in the package or already glued or riveted to the
pad backing, then they wouldn't require the old ones to be reinstalled.


Yes, plus, many folks would put a little brake grease on the shims,
both sides, to reduce the chance of squeal or rattle. Not mandatory I
guess.

How many miles on the car now? You might consider a brake fluid flush.
Brake fluid's ability oy resist boiling degrades with time because it
absorbs water.

good tehcnical 'white papers' at www.stoptech.com
 

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