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Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by V5Ade, Oct 23, 2006.

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  1. V5Ade

    V5Ade I love my LCR!

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    My wifes car (53 plate A3 130tdi) had it's 3rd service last week. The dealer called up to say there is only about 3k miles left in the rear pads. We've had the car from new, it done 51k but never had front pads so I was suprised that the rears have gone first.
    The car has the same brake set up as the TDI Leon\Golf so I was wondering if any of you guys have had to replace the rears before the fronts?
     
  2. sssstew

    sssstew Editing your spelling

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    could be that they were binding due to a sticky piston. or the rears always get corrosion on the plates which the pads slide on thus stopping them moving in and out properly.
     
  3. V5Ade

    V5Ade I love my LCR!

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    Okay, I'll strip them down to take a look.
    Don't suppose anyone has a part number for the rear pads (same as a 130 tdi Leon)?
     
  4. sssstew

    sssstew Editing your spelling

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    dont worry about the part number, just go to your local motor factor and ask for the pads.

    If your taking them apart then a caliper wind-back tool makes putting them back together easier.
     
  5. oedwards

    oedwards Full Member

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    After trying to wind-back the piston with out a wind-back tool I felt suicidal. Defiantly save yourself some hassle and get that tool involved.

    Ta
     
  6. Reg

    Reg Professional Detailer

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    Nevermind the rear pads, I can't believe you have managed to get 51k out of the fronts! Thats amazing!
     
  7. seatstu

    seatstu Full Member

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    nothing to worry about, my 02 plate golf estate had new rear discs and pads at 60k without anything done to the front brakes. dealer said this was not uncommon.
     
  8. Brucel

    Brucel Full Member

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    I agree with Reg how the hell did you managed to get to 51,000 miles without needing front pads? Mine has had 3 sets at 43,000 and some front disks... not changed the rears at all yet! :)
     
  9. sssstew

    sssstew Editing your spelling

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    all depends on driving style and type of roads i guess, if you did all motorway you could knock up some miles without needing to brake alot.
     
  10. RikH

    RikH Texas Cowboy

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    just replaced my rear discs and pads about 600 ago
    never touched fronts
    car is on 33k
     

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