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    How easy is it

    How easy is it to change the front brake pads on an astra g 4 stud.....?

    Am i right in saying it is non ABS...? as the how to is for ABS models, or is the principle the same...?

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    Doddle - as long as you're armed with a trusty Haynes manual and the right tools.

    A very comfortable 2 hour job - if you take your time.

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    Aint got a Haynes... might just get the garage to do it
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    Quote Originally Posted by milesy
    Aint got a Haynes... might just get the garage to do it
    Buy one then and you'll save yourself pounds, and become more confident working on a car - I'tll pay for itself 1000 times over in the long run.

    But if you want to line garages pockets, then the choice is yours

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    True.....
    Might as well give it a go then.....
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    Adaboy

    Just read it through, and take your time - it really is a esy job to get started in the wonderful world of car mrchanics with

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    We shall see.......
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    You are better investing in a caliper winding tool from Halfords as well as getting the piston back into the caliper can be a bitch. Caliper winding tool is around £20 but will pay for itself soon.
    52 Astra G 1.8, 18" Mille Miglia alloys, 325mm Brembo 4 pot conversion, Coupe leather interior, Raid strut brace, Whiteline rear ARB, Irmscher bits (skirts, Carbon steering wheel, Bonnet extension, M3 mirrors, boot & roof spoiler), Reiger Rear Diffuser & Front Bumper, Koni Adj. dampers, 35/30 Vogtland springs, Duplex quad exit ASCAR stainless exhaust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddjob
    You are better investing in a caliper winding tool from Halfords as well as getting the piston back into the caliper can be a bitch. Caliper winding tool is around £20 but will pay for itself soon.
    LOL! Way to waste £20

    All you need to do is take out the pad on the opposite side of the caliper, then get a long screwdriver against the hub part of the disc and through the caliper (temporarily fitted back on the carrier) and pull. The piston will slide back in without any hassle.

    Pads take about 20 minutes to change and if you do it yourself you'll save around £30

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    I'll try that next time I'm changing the pads Steve. I tried everything to get my rear caliper piston back into the caliper but it wouldn't shift until it was turned at the same time as pushed. Maybe I just had an awkward piston.
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