Disc brake pad springs

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When I did the tires on the Camry last weekend I noticed that the front pads had springs to push the pads off the rotor. Stupid simple springs, not much more than a wire. How come they don't use them in the rear pads? The rear pads seem to freeze up, I'd think they could use all the help they could get.
 
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For the Camry rear brakes, I always get the hardware kit, with the new slides and pin boots, and make sure to use a healthy amount of Sil-Glyde. Do this, and you'll not have the rear freezing issue. It's odd, because every Toyota Previa I have ever worked on had the rear springs.
 

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I try to put Stalube on every six month. After six months there is a hint to nine of that grease, and I have to file off the rust on the stainless clips. But they still are free, mostly. If I wait a year they are frozen. When I go to buy pads in a few years I'll compare what I can get.
 
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