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    Which tools are needed to change pads

    Hi Guys,

    I need to change the front and rear pads on my 03 Coupe Turbo. The last time I did it (SRi hatch) I seem to remember needing some odd size tools like an 18mm spanner/socket.
    Can anybody tell me all the tools needed to change both the front and rear pads?
    It is a real pain in the butt to get a wheel off and then find you have the wrong tools, put the wheel back on and go find/borrow the correct bits! Cheers.

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    fronts are straight forward, you need a caliper rewind tool for the rear ones.
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    http://www.lasertools.co.uk/items/lg/1314.jpg

    (hope that pic works)

    the re-wind tool looks like that
    need a detailer in south yorkshire?
    http://www.reflectology.co.uk/

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    Thanks guys, but I have the rewind tool and that is the easy one to remember. What I really would like to know is what size spanners/sockets and allen keys do I need. I would like to avoid having to take the front and rear wheels off just to find out the tools needed.

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    i did the rear one a couple of weeks ago.

    iirc you need a 17mm (the bolt)and a 13 mm(back) to take the bolts off the calipers
    need a detailer in south yorkshire?
    http://www.reflectology.co.uk/

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    Thanks WAWAW. Anybody know about the fronts?

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    7mm allen key, and I believe the pads are directional if you get them from the dealers (if you didn't know already).

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    Thanks AndyM. I thought there was an allen key involved somewhere.

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    So if i was to change my disc's would i still need the rewind tool for the pads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickW View Post
    So if i was to change my disc's would i still need the rewind tool for the pads?
    correct, you should change the disc and pads at the same time really.
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