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    Nice simple job tomorrow - changing the rear brake discs and pads + changing the fluid. Should be simple but very few things seem to be on the signum...

    I think I am fully prepared, with the following items:
    Discs+Pads
    Caliper winding-in tool
    Full set of Torx sockets plus ordinary sockets and spanners
    Easy-bleed kit
    2 ltrs DOT4 brake fluid
    Copper grease

    Have I forgotten anything? Are there any pitfalls that I should be aware of?

    Cheers!

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    I ALWAYS manage to bend the retaining clip out of shape and can never get it back to how it should be.

    Get a pair of fine nosed pliers, you'll need them to wind the piston back when you get tired of using the re-wind tool.

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    Pump or electric inflator for adjusting the pressure in the spare tyre for powering the Eazi-bleed kit.

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    Excellent, thanks guys. I have those items so should be ok then!

    I never had any difficulty winding in the calipers on the Astra, I've guessing these will be similar?

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    It all went rather well - a bit time consuming and hands got rather cold due to the chilly breeze outside, plus had some difficulting undoing the bolts that retain the inner part of the caliper to the hub but got there eventually!

    Only remaining job is to adjust the hadbrake. Is there a howto on this? If not, where is the adjuster and how do I get to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleteapot View Post
    It all went rather well - a bit time consuming and hands got rather cold due to the chilly breeze outside, plus had some difficulting undoing the bolts that retain the inner part of the caliper to the hub but got there eventually!

    Only remaining job is to adjust the hadbrake. Is there a howto on this? If not, where is the adjuster and how do I get to it?
    just pull it up and down a few times with thumb on button it resets its self


    them bolts are tight arn't they

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    When you put the pads in. You must press the FOOT brake first. To take up all the play. If you pull the HAND brake first. You will run out of handbrake adjustment. As far as I am aware there is no adjustment on the handbrake. Though I will stand being corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    When you put the pads in. You must press the FOOT brake first. To take up all the play. If you pull the HAND brake first. You will run out of handbrake adjustment. As far as I am aware there is no adjustment on the handbrake. Though I will stand being corrected.
    I assumed the play was taken up as he had bled the brakes but yes your right

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    Quote Originally Posted by markj23 View Post
    I assumed the play was taken up as he had bled the brakes but yes your right
    I bled them using the pressurised easy-bleed, and then repeatedly pressed the pedal until all the free play was taken up and the pedal became firm.

    The handbrake had been off the whole time.

    As per Ed Taylor's post above, I have tried operating the handbrake repeatedly with the button pushed in but it makes no difference. However, it still goes up a long way before having any effect (about 8 notches). This is not a new problem - had been gradually getting worse over the past year or so anyway.

    So are we saying there is no manual adjustment screw on these? It's a 2004 Signum 1.9cdti. If so, then what else could be causing this issue?

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    no there auto adjust have you had the recall done at the stealers?

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