Happy Easter everyone.
I'm here because I'm trying to help a friend. She owns a 2006 Tacoma 4x4 and is having front brake noise. Before she came to me she had another "friend" throw pads on it while breaking a lug in the process and it's still making noise. Now he brushes her off... probably a good thing for her.
I verified the noise which is worse in reverse with brakes applied but is also present moving forward with brakes applied in cold weather. I was going to buy good quality aftermarket pads and rotors until I discovered TSB BR005-07. It lists a kit required to complete the TSB that shows 2 rotors, 4 "non-reusable" clips and grease but no pads. The clips are what's in question here. We were going to simply put pads and rotors on it but now I'm wondering what these mysterious "non-reusable" clips are? Is this something only available in the TSB kit? Has anyone had this noise described in the TSB and fixed it with aftermarket parts?