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      05-13-2008 11:40 AM #1
      Because my brake pads did NOT come with the anti-rattle clips, and the old ones were not there, I went down to the friendly FLAPS and this is what I ended up with. $9.97 and you also get the two rubber boot deals that go on the calipers as well.

      Here is what things should look like without the clips. There is a lot of slop in them thar calipers. Mine clunked when ever I changed direction (forward/backwards) from the pads shifting so much.

      The anti-rattle clips go on like this with the big tab facing the middle of the caliper. The hook in back of the tab goes under the pad holder.

      Start by feeding the tab and hook inside the caliper and carrier, then bend the inside side up and over to in between the pad and carrier like so. The clips are tough and can take the abuse no problem.

      Take a screwdriver and pry the other side up and over the pad tang and between the tang and carrier.

      VOILA!!!

      The bottom is just the same procedure turned 180 degrees. The carrier and caliper should now be a pretty solid unit when done. The finished product:

      Good luck!! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    2. 05-13-2008 12:00 PM #2
      I hear that clunking in mine too whenever I'm in reverse. Usually when I'm backing up and I have the steering wheel turned to the right. Sounds like the CV Joint I think it's called? The boot thing near the wheel, but as you know I just had it in the shop and they didn't say anything about replacing those. I'm taking it to the shop in the morning so I'll ask about that and if the clips will help mine.

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      05-13-2008 12:54 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by wannabemechanic »
      I hear that clunking in mine too whenever I'm in reverse. Usually when I'm backing up and I have the steering wheel turned to the right. Sounds like the CV Joint I think it's called? The boot thing near the wheel, but as you know I just had it in the shop and they didn't say anything about replacing those. I'm taking it to the shop in the morning so I'll ask about that and if the clips will help mine.

      I knew I needed to replace mine because anytime I'd hit the slightest bump in the road I'd hear the brakes clanging. New clips fixed it [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    4. 05-13-2008 04:17 PM #4
      What about the rubber boots? Where do those go? Thanks.

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      05-13-2008 05:30 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by Mattdub »
      What about the rubber boots? Where do those go? Thanks.

      I thought this was an "Anti-rattle clip" thread?
      It is.....but, if you look real close in the last pic with everything installed, there is a bolt sticking out one boot on the left side of the caliper, and the other is on top, just to the left of the bleed nipple.
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      08-22-2012 08:21 PM #6
      This post was very helpful when I was replacing my brake pads today; I only wish I bothered to search the 'vortex when I was struggling (and ultimately gave up) with these anti-rattle clips a few years ago.


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      08-23-2012 08:13 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by dandydanny View Post
      This post was very helpful when I was replacing my brake pads today; I only wish I bothered to search the 'vortex when I was struggling (and ultimately gave up) with these anti-rattle clips a few years ago.

      Ohhhhhhhh Atomic Rotors... how Radioactive

      Not only Anti-rattle clips, but the Red Anti-squeal goo too.

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      08-23-2012 01:12 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by briano1234 View Post
      ...Red Anti-squeal goo too.
      I wish I can slather that red goo on every mechanical thing that squeaks and squeals

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      10-08-2013 07:52 PM #9
      VW dealer item:
      191615269a lower clip (spring)
      191615270a upper clip

      got all 4 (both sides) for about 7 bucks, no rubber boots

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      10-09-2013 02:50 PM #10
      Nice DIY but it looks like you have the bottom on the top and visa versa.
      I do believe the tab is offset so it'll line up with the disc otherwise it'll get in the way of the pads when they wear down.

      Just responded to a 5 year old tread
      I feel noobish.
      Last edited by csrgti; 10-09-2013 at 02:53 PM.

    11. 01-06-2015 12:58 PM #11
      I've had these clips for months with zero idea how to install them. This thread was very helpful. No more rattle!

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      01-06-2015 08:50 PM #12
      well since we are here

      it seems solid rotor & pads tended to use these spring clips



      or it was a westy thing, im not sure

      the pads specifically are notched to hold the spring

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      01-06-2015 10:11 PM #13
      It isn't solid rotor that determines the clips it is a caliper issue ATE or Kelsey Hayes.

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      09-22-2016 03:42 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbitnothopper View Post
      well since we are here

      it seems solid rotor & pads tended to use these spring clips



      or it was a westy thing, im not sure

      the pads specifically are notched to hold the spring

      Just wanted to say thank you for this old photo. I was struggling with the brake clips today and I did a forum search and found this beautiful photo!


      You rock!

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      09-23-2016 05:34 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by kehoeautomotive View Post
      Just wanted to say thank you for this old photo. I was struggling with the brake clips today and I did a forum search and found this beautiful photo!


      You rock!
      that is actually a bad photo. its misleading because the end of the clip is in the wrong position
      it is oriented correctly for the lower clip

      the upper clip goes exactly the same way mirrored (rounded facing inward)


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      10-02-2016 07:22 PM #16
      Noted! Thank you!

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      12-07-2016 06:26 AM #17
      Hi everyone,

      Sorry to revive this thread from the archives, I do see there has been some recent activity on it so hopefully someone will be able to help me out. My 07 GTI has one terrible rattle coming from the brakes and I'm sure this is the fix for it, but I can't seem to source these clips anywhere. Everywhere I ask say they can get the regular springs that attach the calliper and carrier, but these seem a little difficult to find.

      Let me know if anyone has a website or an idea on where to get some. Thanks in advance!

    18. 12-07-2016 10:59 AM #18
      Call around to the local auto repair shop that works with import cars [or European cars]. See if they get their parts from Worldpac. If they do, ask them if they can order them. They have them in stock at my local warehouse in the Seattle area.

      13477, Brake Hardware Kit. They list for almost $20 but they may sell them cheaper.

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