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    Default Adjusting rear brakes?

    Is there a manual adjustment on the rear brakes?

    Or is the caliper wound back the pedal pumped for the brake to automatic adjust?

    Car had pedal travel yesterday and been for a service at vx for £99.00 comes back to it and great pedal nice and firm.

    Hand brake seems a little firmer, i know on shoes brake the rears are adjusted to set pedal travel and handbrrake would have been wound off the re set up after.

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    The trick is to not have the hand brake on when you pump the brakes back up after a pad change. Change the pads as normal, winding the piston back in as you do and then pump the brakes back up using the pedal making sure the hand brake is off all the time (chock the wheels obviously).

    If you do it with the hand brake on, the brakes won't pump back up as firm.
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    I know the hand brake is not on when pumped.

    But i have NOT had a brake set changed i have a firmer pedal so some adjustment has happened from where?

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    You can adjust the handbrake by removing the rear ash tray and tightening the cable. Don't think this would affect the normal brakes though.

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    They will have serviced the brakes, cleaned and greased the slides, its amazing how much of a difference this makes if they have not been done for a while. Means the pressure on the each pad is the same now, meaning a firmer pedal. Did a mates Scenic, slides were seized, you could see how the pads had only been working on one side of the disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    They will have serviced the brakes, cleaned and greased the slides, its amazing how much of a difference this makes if they have not been done for a while. Means the pressure on the each pad is the same now, meaning a firmer pedal. Did a mates Scenic, slides were seized, you could see how the pads had only been working on one side of the disc.

    What grease would you recommend on the sliders?


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    Copper grease bud.

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    Had a nice drive yesterday and is more responsive and coasts much easier, i suspect i had a dragging brake they say 50% worn car done almost 17k.

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