Abby.Normal thanks for the reply. Slight misunderstanding. Shouldn't the
plate you mention be placed over the exposed end of the outer pad so the
clamp will sit on a flat surface instead of over the retaining spring
which would be an unstable fit. The piston sits inside of the caliper and
nothing can be placed on it. Isn't that why the clamp is placed from the
outer pad to the back end of the caliper to depress the piston?