I brought a pair of rotors and pads, the pads were wagers. This is for a 2003 Honda civic. I "believe" that these are the right pads. When I went to put the outward facing pad on it slid in there quite snug, no problems. But when I tried putting in the inner pad, it wouldn't go in. The shape and contours of it were right, just like the outer pad but It seemed to be just a little too big for the slot.
Has anyone dealt with this type of problem before? When I pulled out the bracket that holds in the caliper I sanded down the areas where the metal brackets are/shims were. I also lubed them.
Should I file down the top and bottom of the outer pad?
I've heard that if the pads aren't going in right and is forced this can lead to the caliper/brakes seizing up and then start smoking.
Thanks for any and all advice