Before installing the new rear pads, apply a liberal coating off anti-squeal goo on the pad backing. Make sure to not get any on the actual brake friction surface. Wait 5-10 minutes for the goo to "set." The stock shims can be reused, but my Porterfields came with shims themselves, so I used the new shims instead. Make sure to apply goo both 1) in between the shim and the pad) and 2) on the outside of the shim where the caliper pushes against. This eliminates any chance of brake noise.
You will need to compress the rear piston back in before installing the pads. I did not take a picture of this, but the procedure is identical to the front brakes, so scroll down for a picture of that.
Install the pads first before applying the final coating of goo to the outside of the shims. Trust me, you'll want to avoid touching the goo as much as possible, once it sets it gets VERY sticky.
2003 Midnight Blue SE AWD w/VDC
Colgan Bra, Mobil One, JWT POP charger
PAC aux input adapter, hardwired Escort Passport x50, KUDA mount for MP3 player, Porterfield R4S brake pads (now Akebono ProACT), ATE Superblue
Yokohama Envigor (much improved over stock Goodyears)
Lots of squeaks and rattles.
R.I.P. 10/15/2015 CVT failure.
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