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Hi, I did a search and also read through the two stickies for replacing brake pads (a huge help BTW) and didn't see any mention of this. I put new pads on one rear tire, using the shim that came with the new pads. Once I got the wheel back on, I pulled the old shim off the used pad and there was another shim underneath that had slots or vents if you will. Do I need to use two shims or is the one that came with the part good enough. I would hate to have to pull the wheel to put the shim in. Looking through the stickies, I didn't see where the authors used two shims. Thanks!
 

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Just use one shim per pad. Remove or reuse the old shims depending on the pads you get. Some new pads comes with shims some don't. Good luck.
 

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And check the instructions that come with the pads.

In general, it's a good idea to do one side at a time so you can use the other side for a visual reference if you need it. but in this case, I don't know that it would help.
 

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Unfortunately, the instructions were pretty sparse but the job is done! Did a test drive and it seems to stop a little better with the Akebono pro pads on there. Nothing left to do but sips some suds and rest these old bones. It has been probably 30 years since I did a brake job. I think the last one was shoes on the back. :eek: Thanks for the help and tutorials everyone!:D:7:
 

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No expert here, but it's worth noting that the guy put on new brake pads that already had shims attached to them.
 
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