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308 front brake pad replacement

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by samtheclip, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. samtheclip

    samtheclip Karting

    May 30, 2004
    176
    Buffalo, NY
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    Sam Pasceri
    OK, real quick - I have my workshop manuals at a buddys house. How do I change the front pads? They are different from the back. Do I just take out the torx screws? There is not back off hex screw to drop the pads out. Sorry for this.

    Oh yeah, I am in my garge right now. I did do a search with no luck.

    Thanks,
    Sam
     
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  3. samtheclip

    samtheclip Karting

    May 30, 2004
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    Buffalo, NY
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    Sam Pasceri
    OK, I figured it out. I just removed the 2 pins. I check the pads but, they are fine. Plently of meat left. They sqeal a lot though and when I first start the car I need to pump them to stop. Air in the line? Once I remove the pins how do I back up the pistons?

    -Sam
     
  4. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
    Consultant Owner

    May 5, 2001
    6,993
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    Verell Boaen
    Sounds like an air bubble in the line.
    The pistons should push back in by hand, or you can use a small C clamp on each one. If the piston doesn't move easily, put a piece of plastic hose over the brake bleed valve (you're going to do this for bleeding anyway) & open the bleed valve until a little bit of fluid starts to come out. That should relieve the pressure so the piston will back in slowly.
     
  5. samtheclip

    samtheclip Karting

    May 30, 2004
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    Buffalo, NY
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    Sam Pasceri
    Thanks for your reply.
     
  6. chrismorse

    chrismorse Formula 3

    Feb 16, 2004
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    way north california
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    chris morse
    same,

    When you do get to do the replacement, remember to check the master cylinder as you retract the pads. these pistons, as they move back in, will back up the fluid into the reservoir and if you have recently topped up the fluid you may have a lot of fluid overflowing the reservoir. It disolves paint and really makes a nasty mess.

    hth,
    chris
     
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