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    Changed the front pads on my 1.8 05 Vec, all went fine untill took it for a test drive, theres a grinding noise, not indifferent from that of when theres no pad left on the offside wheel. I've checked and rechecked work but cant see whats rubbing, what am i missing?

    Also, got a new sensor wire, but its atleast twice the lenght of the one there already, with no logical place for it to go, i've checled part numbers and they match - the one thats there goes from pad up to a block thats cabled tied together, with another lead coming off to the caliper.

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    There's a chance the pads are wering into where the others missed, all depends how bad they were, when replaced?

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    they were BAD. no meat on them bones!

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    If they were that bad, it may have been better to swap the discs too, as these pads will get eaten in no time. a full front set from the dealers is £70ish

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    if the discs where chewed up by the old pads then it may possibly be the noise from them, they will eventually re cut the disc smooth again tho, but you will not get aslong out of the pads

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    to be honest the vec isnt getting much use at the moment, i thought id do the pads as a stop gap, so that i didnt damage the discs as much, the pads are cheap brand ones, it was also for the experiance of doing them aswell.

    what am i looking for in terms of damage on the disc? theres a little lip at the top, quite rusty, no obvious scratches or bumps, the whole lot down there is dusty as hell, can i use normal wheel cleaner to get that off or diff stuff cause of the brakes?

    any ideas on the wear indicator wire aswell?

    cheers for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattster87 View Post
    to be honest the vec isnt getting much use at the moment, i thought id do the pads as a stop gap, so that i didnt damage the discs as much, the pads are cheap brand ones, it was also for the experiance of doing them aswell.

    what am i looking for in terms of damage on the disc? theres a little lip at the top, quite rusty, no obvious scratches or bumps, the whole lot down there is dusty as hell, can i use normal wheel cleaner to get that off or diff stuff cause of the brakes?

    any ideas on the wear indicator wire aswell?

    cheers for the help
    just looking for bad scoring on the disc, make sure the disc has shiney even face on both sides of it. and that they havent worn to much, a small lip is ok, but no more than a about a mm or 2.

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    Theres two types of wear sensor, a short one and a long one, you have bought the wrong one, take it back and ask for the shorter one, take the one off the car, and take it with you to make sure you get the correct one before you leave the shop.

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    Theres a possibility that you could of accidently bent the 'disc protector' at the back of the disc. I only know cos this happened to me when i did mine.

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    I'm having the exact same problem.

    My 1.8 Veccy had discs and pads changed by previous owner at Kwik Fit, since I bought the car, I've noticed the grinding noise, took to my local kwik fit who told me pads and discs are new and they can't hear any noise. Not sure what to do now.

    I know that I need two front tyres, could that be causing the problem?

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