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#130976 - 13th Sep 2005 7:52pm Squeeling Brakes
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hi in the past few days i have noticed a squeeling coming from my front brakes as i am driving along but when the brakes are applied it stops i have had a look at the pads and they look fine but the disk has a lip on either side i am wondering wether it is the disks that need replacing could you help? its a 2001 vw polo.
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#130977 - 13th Sep 2005 8:09pm Re: Squeeling Brakes
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If the discs have a lip it means there worn and need replacing. When you have this work done make sure copperslip is applied to the disc bell, the side of the pads that DOESNT touch the disc and also were the disc bell touches the alloy

Do this to avoid any squeels and remember to 'bed' the brakes in for 200miles

***Always replace pads and discs together***
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#130978 - 13th Sep 2005 8:19pm Re: Squeeling Brakes
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would you have any idea on the price range for having this work done? thanks 4 ur help
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#130979 - 13th Sep 2005 8:20pm Re: Squeeling Brakes
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Am not sure mate so your best contacting one of the sponsers, I always find personally that Autosafe do a great job and thats who I take my car to when it needs a few jobs doing
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#130980 - 13th Sep 2005 8:38pm Re: Squeeling Brakes
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is it complicated t remove change the lot yourself? if so how would the disk be removed?
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#130981 - 13th Sep 2005 8:45pm Re: Squeeling Brakes
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A rough price from a garage would be 80 ish if they are solid discs or approx 120 if they are vented discs. Thats to replace all the fornt brake pads and both front brake discs.

If they are just squealing they propably just need servicing, removing, cleaning, facing off and re-fitting but i would suggest to have them checked professionally to get to the bottom of the problem. Most garages offer free brake checks.

Its not a difficult job to do yourself if you are companant but its not a job for the novice.

Hope the info helps ??

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#130982 - 13th Sep 2005 8:45pm Re: Squeeling Brakes
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Id say you'd need at least basic knowledge on what your doing bud, at the end of the day its the brakes so if you screw up it can end very nasty. If you have a Haynes manual am sure with that and a bit of commonsense you can do it yourself.

May be worth ringing one of the sponsers as it may work out cheaper in the long run smile
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#130983 - 13th Sep 2005 9:07pm Re: Squeeling Brakes
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The basics are:

Jack the car up ...

Take the wheel off ...

Take the dust covers off the back of the caliper unit (that attaches it to a hub), and undo with one of those shaped allen key bolt removers (from Halfords)...

The caliper should slide away from the disc, make sure it doesn't hang down by the brake hose (support it by a piece of string or something)

The brake pads can be removed by just pulling them out by hand - you'll need to compress the piston in the caliper as your pads have worn down so the new ones will be thick and won't fit the disc, I use a simple carpentry G-Clamp and slowly squeeze it with that (brake fluid should rise in the fluid resevoir in the engine bay) ...

Pop the new pads back in ...

The discs are easier - undo the single little screw that will be on the disc, and remove it, and change over for the new one.

Then do the reverse, it can be done in 15 minutes, the only pain are the bolts on the back of the caliper, they're quite tight and there's not much room! You don't have to bleed the brakes this way also. wink

I've probably left something out there as well. laugh
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#130984 - 14th Sep 2005 1:06am Re: Squeeling Brakes
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The discs dont come off easily, normally have to hammer them off.

Dont forget to pump the brake pedal up after pushing the brake piston back

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#130985 - 14th Sep 2005 9:31am Re: Squeeling Brakes
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so your sayin when ive took the calliper an the pads off and pushed the piston back i shud pump the brake pedal then? wudnt that push the piston back out tho?and how far back shud i push the piston back? (sorry if its gettin on ya nerves wud jus like tho know)
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#130986 - 14th Sep 2005 9:41am Re: Squeeling Brakes
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No, When you have finished the whole Job mate, sorry if i did not make it clear.

When the calipers are back on then pump the brake up to push the new pads up against the brake discs otherwise you will drive down the road and press the brake and nothing will happen smack

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#130987 - 18th Sep 2005 12:56pm Re: Squeeling Brakes
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i wouldnt recomend vented/drilled... they tend to crack easier

just go for some grooved wink
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