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Re: Replacing Renault trafic brakes o5
Renault Trafic - Covering May2001 to 2011 (Y to 11 reg)
Right then, Sunday morning the sun is shining, time to tackle the
front discs & pads:
You will need : Pads(4) & new guide pin bolts 4 off,
Discs (2) & 2 M8 disc retaining bolts
T40 torx head, 12mm socket, 18mm socket, torque wrench,
hide or wooden mallet
Jack, axle stands, anti-seize compound (copper grease),
syringe & glass jar.
Brake cleaner & small soft brush, eye protection & mask.
· If not fitting discs then do not follow instructions marked with a bullet
Jack up front of your van & support it on axle stands
Take cap of brake fluid reservoir
Take the road wheel off
Undo the 2 guide pin bolts (12mm socket) lift off & support the calliper
Remove the 2 brake pads
· Undo the M8 bolt holding the disc on (T40 torx)
· Undo the 2 mounting bracket bolts (18mm socket) & remove the mounting bracket
· Remove the disc by giving it a few taps on the rear face.
(wear eye protection)
Push in the pistons using a retraction tool
(pistons are not threaded on the front)
Use a piece of wood on the other piston to prevent it coming out
KEEP AN EYE ON THE FLUID if needed, draw some out with a syringe & put in a glass jar.
Clean everything using brake cleaner & a soft brush[/FONT][/SIZE]
(wear a mask & eye protection)
Now you can put it all back together: (copper grease all threads prior to assembly)
· Put some copper grease on hub face before putting new disc on
· [FONT=Calibri]Clean new disc faces with a suitable solvent
· Hold disc in place with new M8 bolt (21 Nm or 15 lbf ft)
· Fit mounting bracket & torque up the 2 bolts (107Nm or 79 lbf ft)
Fit new brake pads & apply a little copper grease to the back plates
Fit calliper & torque up the guide pin 2 bolts (35 Nm or 26 lbf ft)
Refit the flexible brake hose back into its bracket
Refit road wheel & check brake fluid level & refit cap on reservoir.
Repeatedly depress brake pedal till normal pressure returns.
News discs & pads need to be bedded in so no heavy braking for a few hundred miles.
N.B you may have noticed in photo below that the rubber has perished on one of the pistons, this piston was harder to wind back & will be sorted ASAP.
Pictures are taken from Offside of vehicle
Ralph - (chuffer690)
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Last edited by chuffer690; 5th September 2016 at 05:49 PM.