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Hi , just got a tyre changed , trouble free - after reading the many posts on this subject here at the forum it seemed that a lot of peoples troubles started because of sensors corroding/ sticking into the valves so I just WD40 ,d the valve body 24 hrs before and they came out no trouble down at the tyreshop.
While the wheel was off I got a good look at my pads ....5mm or maybe less , So I was planning to change them - it all appears pretty straight forwards in the haines , but I just wondered if anyone out there in forumland new of any thing that I should look out for, or any tips when it comes to changing brake pads on these paticular models. forewarned is forarmed - thanx in advanx
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There is a how to with pics on changing the front pads on an earlier model than yours on the forums and the process should be very similar.If you have a look in the Laguna section you should be able to find it,if not then get back to us and we'll point you in the right direction.

As for the valves,theres no need to do anything before having a tyre changed,the sensors shouldn't be disturbed.The valve core is removed to release the air,but these aren't trouble usually,apart from that it's straight foward.When the system first came out it did have a few tyre fitters bemused,but most have now been educated in exactly what to do.
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There's still a hint of Russian Roulette when changing the tyres on a Laguna with pressure sensors. For example, one time I had a couple of tyres changed, the sensor had broken off from the valve stem inside the tyre. It was still functioning perfectly until the tyre was removed (though the wheel balance was off) but once the damage was revealed, I had to go through the whole rigmarole of getting the tyre fitted by the tyre place, then going off to Renault to get them to remove the tyre, refit with a new valve and then recode. Fortunately, someone else was paying.

In the early days, tyre fitters had a tendency to take several wheels off at once and then put them back on at random. The sensors are coded to their respective positions, so (for example) the offside front wheel must not be fitted anywhere other than the offside front. Most seem to have their act together now. The only other thing to watch out for on a tyre change is metal valve caps - some tyre places do you a 'favour' by fitting these. If they do, then get shut ASAP and put plastic ones on. Worst case scenario, you can cut the plastic ones off (I've had to do that once too, after one had been put on cross-threaded.)
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