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I had a quick question concerning the front brake pads. I've got a 1996 Sable, and I'm changing the rotors, pads, and one of the caliper brackets (darn slide pin is rusted into the bracket). My question is concerning the "spring clips" on the brake pads. How the heck do these clip in? The previous owner bent these flush with the surface of the top of the brake pad and didn't use them. I just want to make sure that I put them in correctly so that nothing goes wrong. I tried looking on the wiki but didn't see anything detailing this. Thanks for your help.

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Just sit the pad in its spot and that's it. The clips will be in the right place automatically, nothing for you to do.
 

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The springs aren't supposed to clip into anything. They push up against the caliper when you install it. Their purpose is to reduce vibrations (squealing) by keeping pressure on the pads.
 

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The keep the pads from rattling.
 
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