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New member so hello everybody first of all.

Second of all how hard would we say it is to change all the pads and disk on a 2.0IDE Megane Coupe? thinking of having a go as I have all the parts, which BTW cost about 300 all in due to the rear disks costing me 180.07 from a dealer but that's because they are odd with bearing and ABS ring attached, the rest of the stuff I got from GSF and told Renno to go stuff themself i.e. they wanted 44 for rear pads and I paid 14+VAT just shows you.

Front isnt really a problem I think but how hard is the back end to do with wheel bearings being involved, or is it much the same as the front apart from having to screw the caliper back in.
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Welcome to the forum.

The front discs and pads are straight foward.Just make sure you remove the top off of the master cylinder reservoir and clean the hub face(where the new disc fits).

The rears are a little more difficult,but since you've got the complete assembly(which I guess is already put together),then you just remove the caliper,then carefully remove the centre cap from the disc(you'll need to reuse this),then undo the 30mm hub nut.This will be effing tight(175Nm),so have something able to cope with this sort of stress ready......
It's just then a case of sliding the old off and replacing it.
The caliper piston will need to be turned and pushed at the same time(clockwise both sides).If you struggle with this,then I have the correct tool for hire if needs be.

It is possible to chaage just the rear disc seperately,but it is very easy to damage the bearing when swapping it from the old disc to the new(I've done it!),so you have done the right thing in buying a complete assembly,although it would still have been cheaper to buy them seperately from a motor factor.At least you haven't got the hassle of swapping bearings,though.

Good luck,and let us know how it goes.

Edit;Remember to pump the brake pedal before taking it out for a test drive!!

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Thanks, the rear discs were a bend over the desk and pull your trousers down kind of price but as you say they come with bearing/ABS Ring already pressed together and everybody else I asked said Well yes its included but I dont know if its assembled so I played it safe under advice to keep it all clean buying from Ren(No), might not get it all done until next week because the brakes are ok at the moment performance wise apart from corrosion on the inside disk face so im told, just needs doing before MOT because the guy who looked said "I would fail it right now" , had new rear pads 3 months ago and they are nearly done on the inside because of the disk corrosion plus clips missing etc, think whats happened is the car needed new drive shafts (both outer CV's leaked and wrecked BOTH) and apparently the shafts were unique and 273 (WHAT) each but just got them refurbished and the guy put a set of pads on the rear corroded disks out of sympathy, hence why I want them all fresh now, they dont look too bad on the visible side but apparently the inside pads on both are getting there plus burning/corrosion on the disks.
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