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Carlos180
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Rear pads

Post by Carlos180 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:26 am

Hi all, going to change my daughters rear brake pads later, is it a simple job, are the any how2s, or is it going to be a garage job :roll:


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Re: Rear pads

Post by mattb_srivx » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:42 am

It's usually a fairly simple job.
Not sure if you will need a re-wind tool for the rear caliper pistons or they just push in. But you can usually makeshift one yourself.
You may need to adjust the hand break once you've changed the pads.
Hardest part really is if anything is seized up.
I would have plenty of brake cleaner, WD40 and a few old cloths to hand to clean everything up.
Corsa 1.4 TURBO


Carlos180
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Re: Rear pads

Post by Carlos180 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:05 pm

Right, I've had the wheel off and taken out the 2 bolts, but everything just looks linked together, I can't see how it comes apart, I may need to go to specsavers :lol:


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Re: Rear pads

Post by FirestoneDK » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:12 pm

Carlos180 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:05 pm
Right, I've had the wheel off and taken out the 2 bolts, but everything just looks linked together, I can't see how it comes apart, I may need to go to specsavers :lol:
Seriously, if you can't figure it out, please pay a mechanic to do it. There's no need to gamble with your daughters life, brake jobs are very serious!


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Re: Rear pads

Post by Carlos180 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:55 am

I'm pulling your leg mun, I would never put anybodys life in danger.

I'll be doing it over the weekend, weather permitting :roll:


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Re: Rear pads

Post by chemistman » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:23 pm

Haynes manual reminds you to use new bolts to the specified torque on refitting - also to ensure that the pad with the wear sensor is fitted on the inside of the brake disc and the sensor is at the bottom of the pad.


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Re: Rear pads

Post by FirestoneDK » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:25 pm

chemistman wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:23 pm
Haynes manual reminds you to use new bolts to the specified torque on refitting - also to ensure that the pad with the wear sensor is fitted on the inside of the brake disc and the sensor is at the bottom of the pad.
No Corsa has ever had brake wear sensors.


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Re: Rear pads

Post by Nickosnose » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:34 pm

They have whats called an Audio wear indicator,there's a piece of metal built into the friction material so that when it wears to a certain thickness it makes contact with the disc to give a loud Audio noise..
Ignore it and i guess you wear a groove in your disc....


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