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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross First Edition (2018) - Front Brake Disc and Pad Replacement

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Hi All,
I recently embarked on Front Disc and Pad Replacement - a job I've done many times on other cars but first time on the Eclipse Cross First Edition.
Given expensive Main Dealer prices I picked OEM quality discs and pads from good quality tried and trusted parts factor.
Removal of (2 pot) calipers and mounting brackets was straightforward and quickly got the discs changed having confirmed the new part as identical.
However the pads were slightly different to the pads that came out - same shape including shims but did not have the spring retainers or associated holes to allow reuse. Although the part number is correct, these new pads would not fit back in with the caliper. I noted that the measured thickness was 17mm whereas the specified thickness was 15 mm. Obviously I can't tell the original thickness from the old pads which thankfully were only 50% worn so have refitted them for now while I check with the arts factor.
Wondering if anyone else has experienced a similar issue, and if so, how they got round it?
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Had exactly the same Bob ,
I ended up going to Mitsubishi and buying another set paying silly money !! , they fitted perfectly though.
The one thing you might though is brake pad clunk . My dealer says its common in eclipse crosses as the pad is either a fraction too small or the shims are too thin, it's a design flaw that mitsubishi aren't prepared to resolve !! . You get a very annoying loud clunk , more noticeable at very low speed , parking etc as the pad moves up / down in the caliper .
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