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Driver, I sincerely hope you have your brakes sorted by now. As well as a scenic I used to drive an Alfa Romeo. I used to loath taking it in for a service or work as the dealers were hopeless. I had one instance where they damaged the paintwork and mechanics and it took over six months and several trips with curtesy cars to get repaired and then the paint never matched. From that experience I learned that there are many approved service centres. From that point forward I had a tremendous relationship with my garage.
I say leave the dealers to selling the cars and the service centres to servicing and keep the two functions seperate.
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Re: Renault Scenic II - Rear brake pads

Mine just failed the MOT on the rear pads. It is 5 years old with 30,000 miles and the original pads are still in the front and rear. I was surprised that the rear pads had worn out before the fronts. Dealer wanted 146 so decided to go elsewhere. I asked for premium quality pads and was chaged 96, but then had to take it back to the dealer for a free MOT retest.
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Re: Renault Scenic II - Rear brake pads

Sorry for hijacking this thread a little. I've had my 54 plate for a month now and the brakes are all fine but squeak. Is there any laymans quick fix for this that I could do myself? i.e. clean the discs or spray some particular special cleaner on them? I dont wanna go through the grief of taking the pads out if I can help it?
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Re: Renault Scenic II - Rear brake pads

Hello no1zeppelinfan
Please don't do what my missus suggested when I said that my breaks had been squeaking...............

"Can't you just put some oil on them?"

In reply to your question, you can check the discs for uneven wear or take the pads off and give them a rub over flat sandpaper to take off any residue they may have picked up.

If you've only had the car for a week it may have been on a forecourt for a while so the copper brake grease may not be there so you'd have to take the pads off to check and put some more on.

Failing that, get new ones fitted all around. That should cure it
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Re: Renault Scenic II - Rear brake pads

Worth noting that on the rear discs, it has a very small wear amount of only 1mm, 0.5mm per side of disc before disc is considered worn out, seems stupid but any more and its liable to warping, cracking etc, even new discs have a minimum thickness stamped onto them.

So by the time you get through 1 set of pads usually, its time for a new set of discs.

Fronts give you slightly more tolerance as they are vented, 2mm wear or 1mm per side.

Don't know why they couldn't disengage the handbrake, a garage should posess diagnostic equipment which should be able to do it, but failing that as above there is the method described above. I just did some pads and discs for somebody other day, used the diagnostic equipment to disengage the handbrake and because old pads had seized into the carriers spent 2 hours per side disassembling, cleaning and reassembling to ensure proper braking operation. Stripped down the carriers, removed the inserts, cleaned it all. Very time consuming but needs doing properly as brakes are brakes and If not properly cleaned up pads will seize or wear uneven.
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