Shims A&B ?

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Shims A&B ?

Postby GL1100Newbie » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:34 am

I'm rebuilding the calipers on a 1981 Honda GL. I found a thin metal spacer between the pistion and the brake pad on only one of the pads. The various manual I looked at call out this a single shim in the diagrams. The online Honda parts list call them Shim A 94514-371-006 and Shim B 4516-371-006. Now I'm really confused!

Does this shim make a difference? Do I and how do I know if I need one or two? Where do I find these shims?


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Re: Shims A&B ?

Postby goldminerusa » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:13 pm

hey newbie, welcome to the site. the shim might be a anti squeal device, the part # is good, according to my local dealers fiche can be ordered. $4.35 ea from a dealer.

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Re: Shims A&B ?

Postby patbrandon1 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:33 am

The shim is an anti squeal attempt. The spacer would have no barring as to how the brake pressure is.

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