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Rear pad retainer pins

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After a recent puncture whilst the wheel was off I noticed the rear pad retainer clips were in a bad state,,the pads were fitted 7 months ago at the dealers on purchasing the car but the clips obviously wern't..do they come with the pads or are they a seperate consumable just not having much luck finding them even with the part no from the workshop manual..Help appreciated!!

 

 

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Some new pads come with clips/guides and others don't.

If your new pads didn't come with new clips then the garage will have reused the old clips/guides.

 

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Thanks for the quick reply Farqui dont suppose you know who supplies with the clips by any chance.

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No mate, I can't recall what I had for diner let alone if my last set of pads had clips/etc LOL

See if an internet search helps.

 

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Ah, that's a shame.

My local auto factors are a helpful bunch, maybe pop in and have a chat with yours?

 

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On 24/02/2017 at 8:42 AM, Bigchad said:

After a recent puncture whilst the wheel was off I noticed the rear pad retainer clips were in a bad state,,the pads were fitted 7 months ago at the dealers on purchasing the car but the clips obviously wern't..do they come with the pads or are they a seperate consumable just not having much luck finding them even with the part no from the workshop manual..Help appreciated!!

 

 

Is this the item.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Rear-Brake-Pad-Fit-Kit-for-Lexus-GS300-GS350-IS220-IS350-04948-30210-/191933262878?hash=item2cb01d2c1e:g:6BYAAOSwXrhXmjN2

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Not sure if that helps, but brembo and Mintex comes without pins. If you order from Lexus they should come with pins, but the pad themselves are probably better from brembo or EBC.

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Thanks madashatter already saw the ebay extortionate listing instead I went to a local steel merchant and bought a length of stainless wire of the same gauge and basically copied the spring (4 times) took about an hour but only cost £2..Thanks also to Lina.s only needed the springs as the pads only done 3k but the wires were past it,,another job done!!

 

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4 minutes ago, Bigchad said:

Thanks madashatter already saw the ebay extortionate listing instead I went to a local steel merchant and bought a length of stainless wire of the same gauge and basically copied the spring (4 times) took about an hour but only cost £2..Thanks also to Lina.s only needed the springs as the pads only done 3k but the wires were past it,,another job done!!

 

Yes certainly know how to charge for a bit of wire. Good for you for having a go and best of all the price.

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I'm a hands on type fella that hates immoral money stealing from the good and proper folk..I'm no mechanic (this might sound all wrong) but I have been building cars now for 28years and come from an engineering upbringing so like to take a step back look at the issue and find a solution..maybe better than the original to boot..

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4 minutes ago, jackcramerr said:

Original pads don't come with pins. Mine didn't.

Well if they did not whats holding them in??

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