2.0 HDi Rear Brake Pads

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roton600
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2.0 HDi Rear Brake Pads

Post by roton600 » Sat May 08, 2010 6:50 pm

Went to change my rear pads earlier as it had stopped raining, as i thought it would be easy (changed front discs and pads well easy)

Read through the guides on here, started first side, all went well, removed pins and pads, the piston went back in no problem.

Then the caliper would not move, so the new pad is too wide to fit in the side opposite the piston, it started to rain again so thought will leave it and seak some advice before having another go tomorrow.

Any thoughts, should the rears float like the fronts? or do you have to remove the caliper bolts that hold the caliper on to move the caliper back?

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Re: 2.0 HDi Rear Brake Pads

Post by steve_earwig » Sat May 08, 2010 7:08 pm

It *should* slide on the pins. They're worth freeing up if stuck, I found that no amount of heaving and sweating would move the pins so I had mine off, once off freeing them up is easy 'cos you can actually get to the damn things. Shame you'll then need to bleed the brakes (horrible stuff) but that's worth doing too.
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Re: 2.0 HDi Rear Brake Pads

Post by roton600 » Sat May 08, 2010 7:12 pm

Thanks Steve, another one of those little easy jobs that turns into a much bigger one!

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Re: 2.0 HDi Rear Brake Pads

Post by FlySpeck » Sun May 09, 2010 6:42 pm

get a brake hose locking clamp from halfrauds, makes that job a whole lot easier....oh and get a gunsons ezibleed, its the muttz nutz for a one man job.
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