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I did get shims while troubleshooting the old pads.
The stick-ons or the hanging kind?
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The stick-ons or the hanging kind?
The hang on kind, they came with the msa brake hardware kit. Nice kit, unfortunately not available right now.

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Yeah, the Rockauto shims are different. Since I wrote that I remembered that the pads on my car now came with the stick-on shims. And they didn't work. I ended up peeling them off and re-using the stock Nissan shims. I think the stick-on shims made my brakes feel a little spongy also. I wouldn't use them.

It's a problem. You might check the wrecking yards. Or just suffer until $32 seems like pennies. Or put out a Wanted ad. Borini63 sells a lot of parts, send him a PM.
Thanks for the heads-up, I was going to order the ones from Rockauto today. I will try to contact Borini63.
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Thanks for the heads-up, I was going to order the ones from Rockauto today. I will try to contact Borini63.
OK, so I am a rookie on using forums, could you let me know how to send a PM? thanks
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I agree that it is most likely a "lack of shims" problem. Been there. Even some Nissan dealers do not know how important the shims are on these cars, so beware.

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I agree that it is most likely a "lack of shims" problem. Been there. Even some Nissan dealers do not know how important the shims are on these cars, so beware.
Following up on this post which I had started because of my squealing brakes:
Those on this post who had mentioned I needed shims for the front brakes, were definitely correct. My brakes where singing a horrible melody, but since I added the shims, its as peaceful as when your newborn baby finally goes to sleep.
Heads up on the shims-I was able to get all 4 shims through Auto Nation Nissan for only $15. And yes they are like the ones that came on the car originally. I was able to locate them at the Z-Store, but it would have cost $15 each. One thing to note, I did receive a family discount from Nissan but it only saved a few dollars.
Suggestion-if you need these shims, call Nissan. If one dealer says they can't get them, call another-thats what I had to do. The shims were shipped from New Jersey?

Hope this helps someone and thank you to those who helped me out!
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