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Re: Clio Campus 07 Reg - Brake Pad Replacement
I'm a fairly new driver so my knowledge about cars is limited. But it has come to my attention to replace the brake pads as it's really squeaking when i press lightly to medium pressure but when i press fully down it doesn't make a noise, so i'm guessing theres a few mm left in the current pads.
I've been looking on euro carparts and wanted to buy the front Brembo pads. However there are two version:
This one with what i've been told has wear sensors:
| Car PartsRetailer
or this one:
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So what I need answering is:
1) which out of the two should I get?
2) are the sensors hard to install?
3) is it hard to replace normal pads?
4) should I bother replacing all the pads including the rear while i'm at it anyway?
Any more info you would like to add will be appreciated
What I would do is get a friend that has done this befor to help, brakes need to be right for obvious reasons.
The only way if putting your reg number into the site doesn't help is to take a wheel off and see which are fitted, often the ones with the sensor can be used in
a non sensor car but it looks like they are totally different on your car so that wont work.
To much trouble to install sensor brakes on a non sensor car, forget that.
Not hard job to do but you do need to get it right so
get friend that knows how to help.
Replace at least complete front 4 pads or rear never just
one side preferably all 4 wheels at same time,
Brakes will very likely feel different at first and may lack power till they bed in so be careful after brake change.
Who would design a vehicle that falls over when you stop?
If you find a fix for your problem please let us know it will help others.
Ralph Nr Fleetwood NW UK.
Currently in Ralph's garage:
Clio 15 DCi 80, Kawasaki W800, Yamaha MT-07, LMS 5MT 3 1/2 inch Gauge.