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    Default Rear Brake/Caliper issues

    Hello all

    Apologies if the folowing is a bit vague or doesnt make sense but here goes!!

    My cousin said to me the other day that one of his mates who works at a Hi Q/Kik Fit type place had several Veccys in, which they were carrying out work on for a local Dealer. Basically he said there is an issue with the rear brakes in that if the pads get too low then the piston siezes and they need new calipers (said it is about 200 pound a corner not sure if that true). These are being done on warranty but they had so many in which is why being subbed out! He said it is a known fault but Vauxhall not changing the design! His advice was to ensure the rear pads are not left to get too low! Sorry if this is a load of rubbish but thought I should pass on in case, hope it helps!!! If not dont shoot me, I was trying to help!!!lol

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    Interesting this one. My 2002 GSi did 20k on it's last set of fronts. As the caliper pots were pushed out quite a way, they wouldn't go back in without binding in the housing. Ended up with new calipers and discs for £300 all in, exc. fitting.

    IMO, seems that once the pots are out to the end of their travel, corrosion seems to take place, albeit only ever so slightly, even though the pots are protected by a rubber boot.

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    My brother had this happen to one of the front calipers of his Veccy B (my old Veccy) his caliper was siezed in the on position. When i finally got it off there was actually no pad left he was running on the metal (both pads/pieces of metal) but the other side was fine.

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    My rear pads are 80% worn.... they are getting changed at the stealers next Monday...

    This Evans Halshwas in Plymouth ant the best at prepping their cars!!

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    Good call, always worth letting us know what goes on with the 'C'.

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