How do you put the outer clips on front brake calipers on 2002 Dakota i took them off to put on new pads now i can't get them back on?

put them back on using a screwdriver to bend them a little to snap back over the area where they were originally, make sure that the flat end with no points is the area against the brake disk and it should come around and have the *points* or hook ends wrap around and point toward the middle of your pads. if this doesent help, call a Parts store and ask, or even the dealer. good luck