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#1 avspidr

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:53 PM

So on the last service & MOT, I was advised that the pads & discs need doing on my Mondeo (2005 2.0 tdci estate with self leveling). It doesn't surprise me as it's now 80k on the clock & I know it's still got the original discs on it.
My questions are; what tools will I need? Do the pistons push back or do I need to get the tool to wind them back?
handbrake? does it come off easily?

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#2 mintalkin

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:53 PM

good info on the 4th link here
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 09:51 PM

So on the last service & MOT, I was advised that the pads & discs need doing on my Mondeo (2005 2.0 tdci estate with self leveling). It doesn't surprise me as it's now 80k on the clock & I know it's still got the original discs on it.
My questions are; what tools will I need? Do the pistons push back or do I need to get the tool to wind them back?
handbrake? does it come off easily?

If I remember correctly, to do the front discs you need a 7mm Allen Key to undo the calipers and a 13mm socket to undo the carrier. The allen key needs to be one with a decent handle on it, or alternatively one that fits on the end of a rachet as you may need some leverage. The carrier bolts are likely to be rusted on, so give a good soaking in penetrating oil first.

I also advise you get some thread lock to put on the carrier bolts when refitting.

Sometimes the old discs will come off easy, not sure if you will have a screw or just a washer holding these to the stud. Sometimes they need a bit of help with a mallet as they can rust in place.

Use a piece of wire or string to hang the caliper up to take the weight off of the brake pipe.
The pistons should push in. Make sure the brake reservoir cap is undone to relieve the pressure. I usually put a spanner across the piston and force that against it.

Ive never had to replace the rears. Which is surprising concidering the number of cars ive owned.


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