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    When my rear brakes started to grind i thought simple job ha.
    when checking them only passenger rear side was grinding, but both rear pads have enough pad on the shoe. and the disc on the offending wheel has a slight grove right in the middle of the disc so my question's are;
    1) could it just be something lodged in the pad
    2)will i need to change the disc now it has a slight grove in the middle
    3) how easy is it to change them
    cheers guys been driving my mates old vw transporter van around doing my head in

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    Hello Mate,

    You answered your own query :-)

    Q1 ) Could be, sounds like a small stone
    Q2 ) If there is a slight groove , there is def something stuck in there wearing it away
    Q3 ) Easy to do mate, get yourself a rewind tool though to be on the safe side, and make sure it fits vauxhalls

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    lovely mate will do...whats a rewind tool and do i need it? heard of putting a air hose around the pad anyway thank for advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by langers306 View Post
    lovely mate will do...whats a rewind tool and do i need it? heard of putting a air hose around the pad anyway thank for advice
    The rewind tool will slowly rewind the piston back into the caliper for you, a few members have taken the chance and pushed it back in as you do with the fronts, although not advisable (i wouldnt do it)

    HAve a look here mate, give you some better info



    Link HERE

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    spennny you a legend good link and easy to follow pics will post out come

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    Quote Originally Posted by langers306 View Post
    spennny you a legend good link and easy to follow pics will post out come
    He's been called lots of things but never a legend until now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    He's been called lots of things but never a legend until now.
    Your just jealous

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    Quote Originally Posted by spennny View Post
    The rewind tool will slowly rewind the piston back into the caliper for you, a few members have taken the chance and pushed it back in as you do with the fronts, although not advisable (i wouldnt do it)

    HAve a look here mate, give you some better info



    Link HERE
    I don't think anyone's just pushed the piston back in, as it's threaded. What you mean is some people have used something other than a rewind tool to turn and retract the piston, i.e. a pair of long-nosed pliers, where the nose fits in the two holes in the face of the piston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas1 View Post
    I don't think anyone's just pushed the piston back in, as it's threaded. What you mean is some people have used something other than a rewind tool to turn and retract the piston, i.e. a pair of long-nosed pliers, where the nose fits in the two holes in the face of the piston.
    Yep thats what i meant...... see you knew what i meant

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    i'm gone if i have to take the mrs to work in the back of the van anymore she's off me thinks. only two spaces in the front..... and the dog's got the other

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