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    After iv fitted the rear discs and pads what is the first thing i should do, put the hand brake on or the foot brake first or do i just pump the footbrake or pump the handbrake!?!?! no idea HELP!

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    Either way. Don't think it matters...

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    Yes it matters - pump the footbrake repeatedly, to move the pistons and pads closer to the disks. If you don't do that, you'll have a sloppy handbrake as there will be too much slack for the self adjustment mechanism to compensate for.

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    What action should be taken to correct this?
    eg the garage you attend isn't aware of this, applies the handbrake and then gives you the car back

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