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Re: How to change front discs and pads(with pics)

Hi andyfsk

Thanks for that very informative brake disc and pad replace tutorial.

Just a few questions:

1. I own a Clio III (Sept. '09 onwards) and the Haynes manual says to use a brake hose clamp to clamp down the flexible hose (to avoid damaging the ABS unit) and THEN push back the piston into the caliper - is this a MUST to do?? I've never done this on my previous cars. I do NOTE, however, that there IS a thin plastic-like tube which also comes off the brake caliper, on my Clio;

2. I have worked on all of my own cars (and now too on my 1994 Volvo 850SE) and push back the piston with a G-cramp, with that old brake pad still in it: wouldn't this be better than using the plumbing pliers, as it would wind up the piston, nice and squarely?

Thanks again.

All the best.


Originally Posted by andyfsk View Post
excellent post changing my discs and pads tomorrow if weather ok.andy
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