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Rear Brake Pad Key Springs

Postby Brent Chalker » Wed Dec 22, 2021 00:42

Hello SCORE,

I am having a really hard time getting the rear brake pads secured on my Cappo, and have lost two of the key springs (left side). Can anyone direct me to where I can find replacements for these, or are they something I'm going to have to have special made? The replacement pads I purchased did not come with any hardware whatsoever.

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Re: Rear Brake Pad Key Springs

Postby Ian Linden » Thu Dec 23, 2021 00:44

Hi Brent,

The spares catalogue (see the Manuals section - link at the top of this page) shows at Fig 61 Item 30 "SPRING , key". If that's what you're after, they are available from https://en.impex-jp.com/parts/new/search.html?partNo=55182-81400.

The drawing is not very clear, but I think they are the same as the springs which are included in Item 3 the Suzuki Pad kit 55810-50E10, also from https://en.impex-jp.com/parts/new/search.html?partNo=55810-50E10.
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Re: Rear Brake Pad Key Springs

Postby Martin Williams » Fri Dec 24, 2021 21:49

Ian, I think the spring item 30 is the one that retains the "key" in place and looks a bit like a letter R with only one per brake.

The springs that run along the top of the pad do appear to come with the Suzuki pad set item 3 and do not seem to have separate part numbers.

The non oem pad sets I have bought in the past have not included the springs or anti squeal shims, I have always reused the original ones.

Note that a Brembo set of Pads I bought for my Alfa included a "fitting kit" which impressed me. Unfortunately Brembo do not do rear pads for a Cappuccino!
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Re: Rear Brake Pad Key Springs

Postby Ian Linden » Fri Dec 24, 2021 23:23

That's a pity, Can you perhaps return the pads you bought, and get the Suzuki kit from impex?
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Re: Rear Brake Pad Key Springs

Postby Martin Williams » Sat Dec 25, 2021 01:36

Brent,
using a well known search engine I stumbled across these brake pad spring clips - https://www.ebay.com/itm/332750303009. They are for the rear brakes on a Peugeot 206. I would suggest you investigate the dimensions of the pads compared to a Cappuccino, if they are very similar then these springs might do the trick. However you don't want to take any chances with incorrect parts for your brakes!
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Re: Rear Brake Pad Key Springs

Postby Brent Chalker » Wed Dec 29, 2021 04:04

Ian, thanks for the Impex links... The pricing is much better than Megazip, who list the rear pad set close to $700 USD. 8O

Martin, I'm going to grab that set up for spares and see how they work out. I'll report back when they arrive.

I ended up purchasing a set of wire forming pliers, and I used the same gauge wire to make replicas of the springs I still had on hand. It was relatively easy to do and worked like a charm.
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Re: Rear Brake Pad Key Springs

Postby Ian Linden » Wed Dec 29, 2021 09:37

Brent Chalker wrote:Ian, thanks for the Impex links... The pricing is much better than Megazip, who list the rear pad set close to $700 USD. 8O

That's a sure sign its old stock running out. If you want a set of Suzuki kits for the future, I'd buy now.
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Re: Rear Brake Pad Key Springs

Postby Brent Chalker » Sat Jan 08, 2022 05:47

I just received the Peugot hardware set that Martin linked, and the retaining springs and key springs work perfectly as replacements. The metal plates do not, though. They're too short.
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