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    Front Brake change and Inspection?

    Can anyone offer me any help with my astra mk4? I'm looking to change the front discs and pads but unsure on what I'm doing??

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    it is fairly straight forward if you have the right tools; namely a decent socket set, a breaker bar and a piston compressor. Copper grease and brake fluid helps as well, as the lines will need bleeding ideally.
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    breaker bar? piston compressor? I have tried bleeding the brakes before to no avail due to me struggling with the bleed nipples? If I'm changing the front brakes would I still have to bleed the rears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macka09 View Post
    breaker bar? piston compressor? I have tried bleeding the brakes before to no avail due to me struggling with the bleed nipples? If I'm changing the front brakes would I still have to bleed the rears?

    The bolts that hold the calipers on to the hub can be very tight. A breaker bar is normally a 24inch bar that provides you with extra leverage to get the bolts off. Each caliper has a piston inside it, that moves in and out as you use the brake pedal. The caliper is lined up with your brake pads so is able to press them onto the disc to provide braking force. As the pads wear down, the piston moves outwards to compensate for the gap. When fitting new pads you need to push the caliper back in to allow enough room.
    You can change the front discs and pads without affecting the rear, however if you bleed one brakeline, you really should do all four.
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