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    Default Replacing rear suspension and brakes

    One of my rear springs on my Signum is snapped so will be replacing the rear pair, also the light has come on for the brakes (rear disks and pads need replaced.

    My mate has kindly offered to help replace as hes handy with a spanner.
    Are there any other sundry parts I need like top mounts/sensors?

    Looking to buy from eurocarparts, any where else better?

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    theres no brake sensors on the rear brakes only on the front pads

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    Grrrrr mark lol there isnt a pad sensor on the rear discs fella only on the front so check the front pads. also u will need something to rewind the rear caliper pistons back in
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    Disk and pads kits are cheaper from Vauxhall if you have trade club access (full membership on here will get you it if not).

    As said above the only brake pad sensor on the Vecs is on the front passenger wheel, so sorry to say it but your fronts need doing too (don't forget to buy a replacement sensor wire).

    As also said above, whilst you can just push the piston back in on the fronts when putting new pads in, the back ones need a windback tool as they are threaded and have to be wound back in.
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    Ahh, thanks guys, knew my rears were nearly done, will check the front pads too.
    Will see if my mate has the windback tool, if not guess its into the garage, was trying to save some cash as service/mot and new tyres all need done too.

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    i got a windback tool today from gk motor factors in witham essex £9.95 works a treat.

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    good price!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by karls View Post
    i got a windback tool today from gk motor factors in witham essex £9.95 works a treat.
    if anyone needs to borrow it your welcome too as long as i get it back lol

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