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Just replaced all front end parts including brakes and had these left over. They look like something I’ve seen before but not sure what. Anybody recognize the parts and are they anything critical?
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I believe those are the clips/gizmos to hold the parking brake shoe in place.
 

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Thanks, that makes sense. Son was opening boxes and handing me parts as I needed them. I replaced upper and lower control arms, ball joints, spring/struts, axles, stabilizer bushings and end links, rotor’s, calipers and brake hoses. New brake hoses in the rear and unfortunately a new caliper for the right rear. I haven’t had a bleeder screw that tight since I was a kid, back when there were no calipers and the brake cylinders hat bleeder screws so small that they would just break off.
 

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They don't break off 'cause they're small .... they break off 'cause they are rusted in place. Were the little rubber caps on the end?

If you exercise them once in a while, they'll last longer.

Be sure to put a service note to yourself to open/close them every other oil change.
 

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Thanks,I’ll keep that in mind. Couldn’t even break the one off on the caliper, it just wouldn’t turn and after three days of installing new parts I just wanted to be done.
I was referring to the old cylinders on drum brakes that had threads smaller than a grease fitting. Yes the caps were on.
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Did you know that you can still bleed the calipers ... or even wheel cylinders ... with a rusted in bleeder?
 

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..... and what did you find?
 

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I would still rather replace a caliper with a inoperative bleeder screw but that’s me. I don’t worry about the cost of parts when I don’t have to pay for labor.
 

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That's your entitlement --- and I'll back you up if you go that way --- I was just thinking $$$ for ya .... that's all.
 

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And I appreciate the sentiment.
I have nothing but respect for you and others that offer your time and experience so someone with a issue has a place to get answers.
Thank-you.

Ya gotta be careful with me writing an answer though --- I tend to write lengthy diatribes and add a little sidebar information too.

Some people appreciate it --- some don't.
 
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