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got some new brake pads today and gonna try change them myself but never done it before?
anyone know the best way to do it? plus what tools will i need? thanks
 

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jack, two axle stands, loosen wheels nuts, raise up the front. wheels off, two 13mm bolts on back of the calliper, remove them. then wiggle the centre of the calliper out. rest on the wishbone, tug pads out. copper grease new pads then slip into place, remove brake reservoir cap push back the piston on the calliper using a large spanner and a hell of a lot of pressure or buy the tool and wind it back. when all the way back slide over new pads, refit bolts and tighten. do other side refit cap to reservoir wheels then lower tighten nuts and pump pedal 4-5 times, test drive and done. 1 hour for a novice mate easy job
 

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jack, two axle stands, loosen wheels nuts, raise up the front. wheels off, two 13mm bolts on back of the calliper, remove them. then wiggle the centre of the calliper out. rest on the wishbone, tug pads out. copper grease new pads then slip into place, remove brake reservoir cap push back the piston on the calliper using a large spanner and a hell of a lot of pressure or buy the tool and wind it back. when all the way back slide over new pads, refit bolts and tighten. do other side refit cap to reservoir wheels then lower tighten nuts and pump pedal 4-5 times, test drive and done. 1 hour for a novice mate easy job
Plus 1 to most of this with a couple of addiotions. As the car is abs crack the bleed nipple a quarter turn attach a bleed line and when you compress the piston back you don't force the brake fluid back up the line which can damage the abs valve and then when you have done both sides to up the brake fluid. Also before fitting new pads use some brake cleaner to clear all the crap out of the piston area as again when you compress the piston you could force some debris into the line and cause problems. Also use a c calliper to compress the piston as its much easier.
 

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I'd say if your not totally confident dnt do it mate. Shouldn't mess about with brakes if you don't no what your doing.

But follow the steps above and you should be okay.
 
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