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Afternoon all, Have just replaced sons rear brake pads on the above. Parts were not Nissan/Renault and there were no new shims just the pads in the package. So the question is, do the shims have to be replaced with new (originals were totaly rusted through).
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Re: Nissan Cubestar/Trafic Van

Ideally yes otherwise the pads may end up sticking or not adjusting correctly or worse still end up squealing.
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Re: Nissan Primastar/Trafic Van

Personally I wouldn't worry about the shims,they are primarily there to prevent brake squeal but most aftermarket pads have a backing stuck them anyway which renders the shims useless.They have no bearing on adjustment at all.

If the pads do start to squeal (which I doubt very much on the rear of a Trafic),then you can use either some brake grease (not copper slip),or you can buy some self adhesive backings for them from any decent motor factor.Otherwise I really,really wouldn't be worried about them.
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