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Re: Megane II (2005) Front discs & Pads replacement?

If your only replacing front disc & pads then you don't need to worry about the hand brake as that operates on the rear wheels (unless they've gone back to the days of the old renault 4 where the hand brake was on the front). If your carefully then you should not require to bleed the brakes or touch the bleed nipples.
The braking system when new will have the fluid in the reservoir set to the correct level. If it isn't topped up then this can be a good guide to be able to see the wear on the pads as when the pad wears the piston in the caliper moves further out thus requiring more fluid to move from the reservoir to compensate.
When you remove the caliper ( one side at a time) you then need to push / wind the caliper piston back into the housing this will then force the fluid back to the reservoir. This is the point when people will open the bleed valve to stop the fluid going back but draining it out. I would not advise you open the bleed valve if you have not done this before.
Copper grease is used on the parts of the pad which sit in the caliper to aid smooth operation & to minimize squeaking.

When you have replaced the discs & pads & before you move the car you MUST NOT forget to pump the brake pedal,do this after you complete each side & also check the fluid level in the reservoir
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