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New brake pads installed on a floating caliper must have the mounting tabs bent down to secure the pad tightly and prevent pad shudder. To do this, tap a medium-size chisel carefully between the bottom of the pad and the rotor hub, so that the brake pad's bottom clearance against the caliper housing is zero. Next, use large channel locks (grabbing only the lower metal portion of the brake pad and the upper tap with both jaws); bend each tap down securely against the caliper ears.