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    Hi Guys,

    the time has come for me to replace the rear discs and pads on my 2003 signum.
    I'm aware that i'll need a caliper wind-back tool, but are there any other things to consider? do they have handbrake shoes inside the rear discs etc...?

    Belated Merry Christmas to you all! hope you had a good one!

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    It's just a disc and pad set up. No shoes in the discs

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    No shoes for the handbrake, it all works of the pads (badly).

    Only thing i'd suggest is a wire brush/thin blade to clear and road dirt from under the handbrake lever on each caliper and some WD40.

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    Awesome, cheers guys! I didnt want to get it up on a pair of stands and then find out it was more of a job that I though. that's great! cheers for the advice also, i'll do that.

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    You will need a female torx sockets e18 or e20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliomjh 102 View Post
    You will need a female torx sockets e18 or e20.
    Ah, ok. I have a set so that's fine. cheers

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    And perhaps a breaker bar if the torx bolts are tight and they usually are

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    7mm allen key for the slide bolts too.

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    Just don't do what I did and strip the thread on the bleed nipple

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    Remember to take off the brake fluid cap and after you have finished changed the disc and pads, depress brake pedal first till it's high before you pull on the handbrake.

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