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Hi all,

I may have to change my front disc and pads soon and was wondering how difficult it is to change them over and if anyone had a step by step guide i could follow.

I have never attempted this as always thought it easy to go to a garage but i know it's not the most difficult thing in the world, so thought i may give it a go. :blink:

I have general car knowledge but not extensive mechanic experience, spent more time wiring subs and amps.

Any help would be greatly appreciated or if there is anyone in my area that could lend a hand that would be fantastic. :)

Thanks everyone.

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It's not hard as long as you have the right tools. Changing pads is very easy, but getting the callipers of to remove the disc might be a bit trickier, The bolts were a bit seized up on mine and required careful use of a 3ft breaker bar to get them undone. You can't really go wrong as long as you set aside enough time and have the right tools.

Good luck

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Cheers all

I've printed off the step by step guide to changing the pads just need to find one for the discs and then i'll give it a go.

I may end up with no brakes afterwards :crying: as i wont of fitted them properly so i'll be posting some pictures of a not so good looking lex after i've gone into the back of someone :crybaby:

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When I did mine it took me 15 mins to do one side and then about two hours to do the other side.

The disc and hub had rusted/fused together, took most of a can of WD40 and a big club hammer to get it off.

I was prob just unlucky tho

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Hi, I replaced my discs, front and rear, for less than £150, including carriage, from I purchased pads from Estima Club on eBay for about £35 including carriage, so the whole lot was less than £180, not a bad price considering Kwik Fit estimated it at around £700. As for the squeal this may be due to the anti-squeal shims being missing, these are often not replaced when brake pads are renewed. Otherwise it could be contamination of the pads, in which case they will need replacing to remedy. If you do change your discs remember to release the parking brake when changing the rear discs and also slacken the parking brake shoe adjusters in the rear drum prior to removal otherwise you'll never get them off.

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