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    well nearly xmas cant wait, well im hoping for help my wife said the security guard seen my car roll back but the hand brake was on but in my mot i got an advisory with pads and disc worn will this affect the hand brake im thinking yes but worried it might get worse before Christmas and i dont have the cash to fix it this month thank you all for your replies have a good xmas

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    Yes it would best bet is leave it in gear aswel.

    Ahouldnt rely solely on mechanical handbrake

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    oh dear thanks critch is this an easy job i have done front pads and disc before

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    Fairley easy yes.

    you will require a brake caliper rewind tool.


    Their are way of retracting the piston without but you risk damaging caliper

    your looking at 1 hour labour charge for a garage to fit them for you

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    yer got one of them some where thanks for your help buddy

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    there was a recal on handbrakes wasnt there, might be worth phoning vx and checking if yours is one of them

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    Very unlikely that worn rear discs and pads would cause the handbrake to be ineffective once applied
    Most likely the replacement spring has not been fitted as part of the recall, and the handbrake has disengaged
    This would be noticeable when returning to the car, as the handbrake would have returned to the lower (off) position
    Even after the recall, mine still does this; the handbrake on the Vectra C is not fit for purpose and/or work as intended

    Equally, even with fully worn rear discs and pads the handbrake on my car works perfectly well
    The main issue is the lack of performance during normal service braking

    The wear on the rear discs and pads is common, the typical life can be as low as just 30K miles

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    OK i will call vauxhalls thanks the car has 90,000 on it looking through the service history and receipt cant see any with the rear pads done so i know they are low also i went out to the car when the wife brought it in i applied the handbrake and i hear a click when putting it on then lifted my foot of the clutch and the car moved will i be wasting money buy getting pads and disc please thanks all

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbleheadbarney View Post
    oh dear thanks critch is this an easy job
    If you follow the HOW2 then you'll be alright.

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    Pads and discs need doing if they're low anyway. So not wasting money. You'll probably find that the extra material on rear pads means that the travel on handbrake is reduced and so can get a better grip.

    No point in doing anything else until pads and discs are sorted

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