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Re: Rear Brake Pad Replacement Process 04 Scenic II

Basically -

Take off the hand brake and switch off the car.

Remove the caliper housing and don't let it hang by the brake pipe for fear of damage. Tie it up with a piece of wire or something. Use a flat bladed screw driver to get the old pads out once the caliper housing is out the way.

Before winding/pushing the piston in open your brake fluid reservoir, you can use a big G clamp and one of the old brake pads to spread the pressure over the piston.

Alternatively you can buy a piston wind back took from halfords.

Wind it very slowly until it's fully retracted. If it won't go in, use the same method with a pair of long nose pliers; turn piston while pushing.

Put the new brake pad with the retaining clip into the caliper piston housing and the other pad in the opposite side.

Put it all back together and bleed your brakes in sequence. Replace any dispelled brake fluid and reservoir cap.

Let me know how you get on. Don't think I've missed anything but if I have, I'm tired
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