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    Brakes makin noises....

    .....my brakes when i brake harder are makin scrapin noises so I take it i need new pads?.....i'm after a set of front pads under 50quid....anyone know somewhere I can get some? I drive a mk4 on a Y reg....2001 plate i think....front discs/rear drums.....cheerz in advance
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    someone help?
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    Not too sure what question you want answering

    Yes it sounds like your pads are shot.

    Standard pads won't cost you that much

    You can get them anywhere really - halfords, a VX dealer, local motor factor etc etc.

    It might be worth changing the discs as well - go to a dealer and ask for a disc & pad set - you'll be surprised how cheap they are

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    disc and pads set 60+vat,

    pads you'd be looking at around 23ish+vat.

    from vx dealer.
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    that is cheap, might hav to cruise down tomoz n get some, then will hav to figure out how to change them....never touched brakes before...
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    u need a tool to push the piston back into the caliper thingy

    unless they are automatic now.

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    you dont need the tool to push the piston back. It does help but not necessary. You can use a suitable lever and just apply firm constant pressure and the piston will slowly start to slide back. This is what i did when i changed my pads and had no problems. It doesnt even save time having the tool. IMO....dont bother buying the tool if you havent got one
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    When compressing the pistons...

    Remove cap from brake fluid resovouir and keep an eye on the fluid making sure
    it doesn't over flow... Leaving the lid on could do more damage! Easy job, best
    with two pairs of hands :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren SXi 1.8
    When compressing the pistons...

    Remove cap from brake fluid resovouir and keep an eye on the fluid making sure
    it doesn't over flow... Leaving the lid on could do more damage! Easy job, best
    with two pairs of hands :-)

    Good luck, Darren.
    There have been a few reported incidents amongst members where the master cylinder has been knackered by trying to force fluid back up the system. Evidently theres a small seal in the master cylinder which gets lipped back on itself due to it going in a direction it's not supposed to go. If you want to push the piston back in the front calipers, just undo the bleed nipple. Let any excess escape through the nipple and bleed it afterwards. Not ideal I know but cheaper and safer than replacing a failed master cylinder. Caliper tool is not required on the fronts, the rears can require it, mine did as they refused to budge any other way.


    If I remember right GsiLady had her master cylinder buggered this way.
    My mistake it was Hev that had the failed master cylinder. Replaced under warranty, luckily.
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