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Change Disc Brakes

If your brakes are feeling a bit spongy or have just lost that bite then it may be worth checking to see the state of your disc pads. Its not a huge job and can be done if you are reasonably practical. Ensure you read and agree to our disclaimer before starting any work! Read now

To start, jack the car up and remove the wheel.

Picture 2 – Carefully remove the two master cylinder pin bolts
Picture 3 – Lift the cylinder body and place safely to one side.
Picture 4 – Remove the pads by sliding out.
Picture 5/6/7 – STANDARD PAD THICKNESS WHEN NEW 10mm – PAD WEAR LIMIT 2mm
Picture 8 – Slide in new pads
Picture 9 – Ensure that the cylinder body slides along the two sleeves. To do this you may need to remove the rubber gasket and use WD40 to oil the sleeve.
Picture 10 – Using a Brake Caliper Piston Rewind Tool Kit (Halfords £20) you can now wind in the piston allowing you to re-fit the cylinder body.   

Fit the two master cylinder bolts and check to ensure the wheel rotates.

TIP!
When replacing the pad you will need to keep an eye on the brake fluid level.

Brake Pads can be purchased from EBC Brakes Direct – DP636 £26.62 (May 2009)
When ordering you will be asked to confirm the shape from a template!

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