I just finished putting rear brakes on my 2008 JK with 32,000 miles. The outside brake pads were only 2/3rds worn out, but the inside brake pads were shot.
Here is my problem/mess up. I broke the piston/caliber clip off the one on the driver side. I went ahead and finished the rears. I had to turn the Jeep around to get the passenger rear as my garage is to small to do it in otherwise and everything felt great. I am going out for a test drive, but was wondering if this is something that will cause more damage if I do not replace the new brake pads with new ones with the clip (the passenger side was no issue and has the caliber clip).
I also reused the original retaining clips as the brake pads did not come with any.
I also forgot to use the lube they comes with the brake pads for squeaks. I got these at AutoZone and they were the more expensive ones and not the cheapest ones.
Any thoughts would be welcomed and appreciated. If I ask a local garage they will tell me to replace the brake pads just for the buisness.