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Re: Scenic II front brake pad replacement

Originally Posted by neilcarroll View Post
thanks for the pictures , very useful , ive got a few queries re this , ive managed to get to the point where I seperate discs with screwdriver , however , when I look through to pads there are springs on back of them , does this make a difference and do I then need to purchase pads with these springs on back or not , also I dont have axle stands would it be a major hazard if I only used jack, also im really worried that after putting new pads in that I wont be able to pust pistons back in far enough to get back on , how easy should this be , I hear front pads are simple and the back ones are the trickiest ( im leaving the back ones , im fretting enough about the fromt ones)
The springs, are probably to hold the pads in tight and stop them rattling?
supporting the car just using the jack is your call (ive done it and still do it at times) but its not recommended, if the jack was to slip/release you could be in big trouble. if you insist on just using the jack, put the wheel under the car and try to keep out from under the car.
when pushing the front pistons in, remove the cap from the brake fluid(mind it doesnt overflow) and use a g-clamp and a small piece of wood or similar and they will wind in quite easily.

hope this helps
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