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    Question Rear Brake Pads on Vectra CD

    Hello all.
    I hope this is allowed and I am in the right place. I have a 2000 model Vectra CD 2.5L V6 that needs its rear pads changed. I want to change them myself, to keep the cost down. Is it possible to get the pads out without disconnecting the brake fluid line? I dont want to have to blead the brakes. There are 2 large bolts that I believe need to be undone. I can get easy access to the top one of the two, but the bottom one is slightly blocked by the brake fluid line. I have had a look through the "How 2 guides" but havent found anything close enough related to my brakes. Encase it matters the car is in Australia, I dont know if they change the style of brakes thats all. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. If it becomes too complicated I will simply get a mechanic to do it for me in a few days time, but I would like to know how to do it.
    Thank you for any assistance in advance.

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    I think it is a tight fit and the socket nudges the brake line ever so slightly, but the times the rear ones were changed for me the line never came off. MarkGSi may stick his head in at some point to advise but hes out and about today.

    edit; Hang on a mo, i'm talking **** i think.. (goes off to look) your talking about the caliper carrier bolts i believe

    As per TIS

    Remove relevant rear wheel.
    • Unscrew 5x bolt
    Note: Mark position relative to the wheel hub!


    2. Detach tension spring (1) from brake calliper
    • Detach tension spring


    3. Remove guide bolt (3) from brake calliper (2)
    • Detach cover cap from guide pin

    • Unscrew 2x bolt


    4. Remove brake linings
    • Remove brake calliper

    • Detach outer brake lining from retaining frame

    • Remove inner brake lining from brake calliper


    5. Turn piston of brake calliper back into the housing
    • Use KM-6007 (4) with KM-6007-10 (5) and KM-6007-20 (6)




    2 allen key bolts you need (8mm i think) to remove, hidden under neath a little black plastic cap
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    erm.. confused a little here..( i blame Duncan's beer)..

    the vectra B ( which you have ) doesn't need the caliper removing at all to change the rear pads only...it does ONLY if you want to change the discs..

    to change the rear pads, just jack and support the rear of the car, remove the wheels..

    there are 2 x pins holding the pads into the caliper..drive them back through the caliper with a pin punch, they will spring out and make sure you don't loose the spring clip in the middle of the pads..Now GENTLY move the piston back enough with a lever ( prybar/screwdriver/pair of giant grips) enough to just let the pads come out, don't put them all the way back in yet..

    remove the pads, but then really go to town on cleaning out all the roadmuck and dirt on the INSIDE of the caliper, by the pistons, as dirt left here can cause the pads to bind and cause other problems later on..when you're happy it's really clean you can push back in the pistons and insert the new pads after putting a little copper grease on their back surface that the piston sits on, and the edge of the pads that sits in the caliper so it's not metal to metal contact..

    replace the 2 cross pins and the spring clip by tapping the pins in the back with that hammer and punch again..slowly press the brake peadl down until it goes hard, replace the road wheels, put the car on the floor and it'd job done..allow yourself about an hour if you've never done anything like this before..or if you're handy with the tools, 15 mins will see it done....

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    eeek didnt spot 2000 model...

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