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Going to replace front and back brakes on my van tomorrow.
Getting pads from Euro car parts at £14.34 front and same for rear Eicher is the brand name any good?.
can any body help with a step by step guide and do I need any special tool?.
Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Replacing Renault trafic brakes o5

Are you just replacing the pads? If you've done pads before then you won't struggle. May need to wind in the rear piston.

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Re: Replacing Renault trafic brakes o5

Yes only replacing pads
When winding in rear pistons do I need a special tool
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Re: Replacing Renault trafic brakes o5

Yes, you need a wind back tool, RH thread and the correct adaptor. Just turning the piston is not enough, you need some possitive pressure on it too to make it retract. I got my tool from eBay, about £30 and It pays for itself the first time you use it.
 

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Re: Replacing Renault trafic brakes o5

Thanks a lot going to look for tool on ebay now
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Looks identical to mine. Very useful even on normal pistons. Gets them back nicely square.

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Threaded. Winder for each side. Plain plates used for standard pistons, patterned plates for different makes.
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Re: Replacing Renault trafic brakes o5

Thanks for that info. just as i'd expected, good job i did'nt go at it with a piece of wood and a G-clamp :eek::eek: like in t'old days :d

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Threaded. Winder for each side. Plain plates used for standard pistons, patterned plates for different makes.
Dave
When you say winder for each side in the kit
Ones LH & ones RH threaded
I'd only need the RH would'nt i ? clockwise.

Rear single pot calipers would be easy,
front 2 pot, you have to wedge a piece of wood on 1 pot to stop it coming out while you wind other one in - correct ?
 

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Re: Replacing Renault trafic brakes o5

Good grief, piece of wood and a g-clamp. I remember changing the ring gear with an oven, freezer(compartment in the fridge), and a rubber mallet. Now, if you don't have computerised equipment, you can't do any work on a car.

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Re: Replacing Renault trafic brakes o5

I find most things can be accomplished using a rubber mallet :baseballbat:
- a must for every toolbox
(copper head can be used also !)

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Re: Replacing Renault trafic brakes o5

When you say winder for each side in the kit
Ones LH & ones RH threaded
I'd only need the RH would'nt i ? clockwise.

Rear single pot calipers would be easy,
front 2 pot, you have to wedge a piece of wood on 1 pot to stop it coming out while you wind other one in - correct ?
Spot on Ralph.

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Re: Replacing Renault trafic brakes o5

I have the identical set and its good and I payed a great deal more for it than that..I'm sure I could have got mine to you so you could use it but to late you have bought it now..:d

On the pads in question in post 1 ..avoid they are low quality..seen many a write up on brake fade on other forums with those..
 

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I have the identical set and its good and I payed a great deal more for it than that..I'm sure I could have got mine to you so you could use it but to late you have bought it now..:d

On the pads in question in post 1 ..avoid they are low quality..seen many a write up on brake fade on other forums with those..
Yes, see it, I would'nt buy that sh*t, you forget i spent nearly 6 years looking for bolt on bits for my Peugeot 405 & some of those bits were one off's. I know what is good & what to steer clear of.
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Re: Replacing Renault trafic brakes o5

Renault Trafic - Covering May2001 to 2011 (Y to 11 reg)
Right then, Sunday morning the sun is shining, time to tackle the
front discs & pads:

You will need : Pads(4) & new guide pin bolts 4 off,
Discs (2) & 2 M8 disc retaining bolts
T40 torx head, 12mm socket, 18mm socket, torque wrench,
hide or wooden mallet
Jack, axle stands, anti-seize compound (copper grease),
syringe & glass jar.
Brake cleaner & small soft brush, eye protection & mask.
· If not fitting discs then do not follow instructions marked with a bullet

Jack up front of your van & support it on axle stands
Take cap of brake fluid reservoir

Take the road wheel off
Undo the 2 guide pin bolts (12mm socket) lift off & support the calliper

Remove the 2 brake pads

· Undo the M8 bolt holding the disc on (T40 torx)

· Undo the 2 mounting bracket bolts (18mm socket) & remove the mounting bracket

· Remove the disc by giving it a few taps on the rear face.
(wear eye protection)
Push in the pistons using a retraction tool

(pistons are not threaded on the front)
Use a piece of wood on the other piston to prevent it coming out

KEEP AN EYE ON THE FLUID if needed, draw some out with a syringe & put in a glass jar.
Clean everything using brake cleaner & a soft brush[/FONT][/SIZE]

(wear a mask & eye protection)
Now you can put it all back together: (copper grease all threads prior to assembly)
· Put some copper grease on hub face before putting new disc on

· Clean new disc faces with a suitable solvent

· Hold disc in place with new M8 bolt (21 Nm or 15 lbf ft)

· Fit mounting bracket & torque up the 2 bolts (107Nm or 79 lbf ft)
Fit new brake pads & apply a little copper grease to the back plates
Fit calliper & torque up the guide pin 2 bolts (35 Nm or 26 lbf ft)

Refit the flexible brake hose back into its bracket

Refit road wheel & check brake fluid level & refit cap on reservoir.
Repeatedly depress brake pedal till normal pressure returns.
News discs & pads need to be bedded in so no heavy braking for a few hundred miles.

N.B you may have noticed in photo below that the rubber has perished on one of the pistons, this piston was harder to wind back & will be sorted ASAP.


Pictures are taken from Offside of vehicle

Regards
Ralph - (chuffer690)
 

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