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      11-21-2019 01:18 PM #1
      I just replaced my rear rotors and pads. In the process, I managed to set the anti-rattle clips off-center on one of the calipers and it is rubbing on the rotor. Can I pull/push it without taking the caliper off or is it not worth the effort and just better to remove the caliper?
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      11-21-2019 01:30 PM #2
      It’d be difficult if it was possible. If you can get a bite on the clip with a set of needle nose locking pliers, you may be able to leverage the clip over and save it. If that doesn’t work pull the caliper off and have a set of replacement clips ready to install.

      At least you don’t have to wind the pistons back into the calipers back in again.


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    4. 11-21-2019 02:18 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by theillien View Post
      I just replaced my rear rotors and pads. In the process, I managed to set the anti-rattle clips off-center on one of the calipers and it is rubbing on the rotor. Can I pull/push it without taking the caliper off or is it not worth the effort and just better to remove the caliper?
      IMHO better to remove.

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      11-25-2019 10:27 AM #4
      I was able to mitigate the squealing. Fortunately, the rubbing was on the car-side of the rotor so I simply tapped it a little. It is only minor now and not annoying. I plan on ordering some new clips and replacing them at some point just to fully complete the brake job.
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