As the title says, this is my first time doing my own brakes ('06 Corolla). I replaced both my front pads and rotors.
When putting the new pads in, I've been having quite a bit of difficulty with the inboard pads on both sides of the car. It took quite a bit of effort, but I was able to get the passenger side done. However I can't seem to replicate that success with the driver side. I'm able to get one tongue in, but when the other pops into place as well, the first pops out. Both sides, on their own, seem to fit into the notch just fine.
What's an appropriate procedure to get these in? Would using a metal file to take some material off of the tongues so that they fit better be a viable option?