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In Topic: Mondeo Mk4 Still Humming (After Hub Change)

10 July 2012 - 12:23 PM

glad its not just me.... changed both rear hubs and still noisy, changed round the tyres and noise shifted to the front. Looked at tyres and they were stepped accross the width of the tyre. I thought they had worn because of towing the caravan but maybe think it was just awful tyres.

In Topic: Mk3 Mondeo Rear Brake Caliper Refurb

14 November 2011 - 08:37 PM

Finally got it apart today after talking to Biggred. The handbrake mechanism is removed through the front of the caliper after removing the piston. First take off the operating arm and then simply tap it out with a soft headed mallet. I had already disassembled it in situ but it was very easy to reassemble before changing the 'o'ring seal on the shaft and refitting. There is a locating spigot on the base so that it cannot turn as the lever is operated.
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This is a pic showing the disassembled mech if you don't want to do it the easy way. ;-)
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Shall refit and bleed tomorrow and replace the front discs and pads. Hopefully brakes all sorted now.

In Topic: Mk3 Mondeo Rear Brake Caliper Refurb

13 November 2011 - 03:39 PM

Thanks for the link. Had already looked at that but it's for the front caliper. Trying to remove the handbrake mech from the rear caliper to replace the rear seal. The Biggred kit contains the seal so figure it must be possible to change it. Will talk to Biggred tomorrow and see if they can give me any advice and will post it here. Have two new front discs and pads coming tomorrow as well. I towed caravan all round Europe last year and am now paying for it with new brakes. ;-)