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Re: change rear discs mkIV grand espace
Just replace brake pads and discs on all 4 corners of my Espace 3.5 v6.
All straightforward except rears. Offside caliper siezed and rattle clips melted to caliper body. Ordered a new one and replaced. Problem solved.
On the nearside, I struggled to rewind the piston, so removed the caliper and got it on the bench. Once the fluid feed line was disconnected, the piston went back. Clearly, there was some problem allowing back flow of fluid from the caliper. All went back together fine and has been working well since.
The car has done 170k miles and probably wise to replace the calipers anyway. Had it from new and no record of them being replaced previously.