Author Topic: How to change your brakes in 5 minutes.  (Read 766 times)

August 07, 2016, 10:51:50 PM
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Stev0

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You need :

Wheel spanner
Jack
Axle stand.
14 spanner or socket
Big plumbers pliers or g clamp.

Take off wheel and place axle stand under car.


Remove 2 x 14 bolts holding the caliper in place.



Gently slide off the caliper towards the rear.



Use plumbers pliers or g clamp to push the piston back in the caliper. This will allow you to put the caliper back on the disk with the new pads.

Slide caliper back in the disk and tighten the 2 x 14 bolts holding the caliper.

Re-fit the wheel, tighten, remove axle stand and lower the car. 


Done. 
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August 08, 2016, 07:09:34 AM
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In addition, if you've topped up your brake fluid at all, use a syringe to suck out excess brake fluid from the reservoir as you are pushing the caliper back in. If you don't, you'll get fluid all over the engine bay and brake fluid will strip paint after a while  :o.

Also, use a thin layer of copper grease on the back of the pads (don't get any on the braking surface) to stop brake squeal. I put a little on the tabs that go into the retaining clips too.
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August 08, 2016, 09:18:36 AM
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