1986 K30 4x4, belongs to my husband, I want to replace the front brakes and calipers fro his b-day. I read a lot of instrucrtions and advice on the net. The only item is that all sites do not show where does the anti-rattle clip is located.
I understand how it all goes together except the clip.
do you have any advise or diagram???
during the brake change, if it becomes too complicated, as a back-up, i called a mobile mechanic that would finish them for me, but I prefer to complete it myself.
1 Unbolt the brake caliper from its mounting point using a socket wrench. Turn the caliper over and remove the brake pad retaining pins with a screwdriver. Pull the brake pads out of the caliper and discard them.
2 Place the anti-rattle clip between the new brake pads, aligning the holes on the brake pads' metal backing plates with the loops on the anti-rattle clip.
3 Press the brake caliper pistons into the caliper housing using a C-clamp and slip the brake pads and anti-rattle clip into the caliper.
4 Align the holes on the brake pads' metal backing plates with the holes on the brake caliper. Check that the anti-rattle clip loops are lined up with the brake pad holes. Insert the retaining pins through the caliper, brake pads and anti-rattle clip loops.
〉 Answered on Nov 29th, 2012 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions