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Rear brake pads & discs, Altea/Leon Mk2

Discussion in 'Guides' started by Viking, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. jreedy

    jreedy turbo'd ep3- Fr tdi leon

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    very good guide mate,

    if there isn't one on here already for the fronts ill do one next weekend when i replace mine!
     
  2. Dave S

    Dave S Active Member

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    Great guide, I'm off to give it a go......
     
  3. Dave S

    Dave S Active Member

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    All done, great job but had a bit of an issue on one side as the piston reindeer wouldnt fit in as the pads had been allowed to wear too far. Bit of persuasive ignorance and all sorted now.
    Had been advised not to use copper grease as it affects your abs somehow... Don't know how that could happen but anyway I went with a none metallic lub just incase.
     
  4. mervin

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    Thanks for posting this guide . I hacve my leon rears to do soon, Just got discsand pads from Eurocar parts, at the moment 30% off all brake parts there , cost me £52 posted for the set. and they are Pagid and have the bolts and glue on the pads as well
     
  5. h.vik

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    This is really nice DYI guide, may I just ask you a question? What is the type of your rear brake caliper? Is it CI-38? Or can you please put here also the VW part number of the brake pads? I need to replace rear pads and rotors on my 2007 Skoda Octavia II, I also got 255*10 rotors, but I wanna be sure it can be removed without removing the caliper carrier.

    THX & CIAO
     
  6. Scubagaz

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    Fantastic guide, fitted my new discs , pads and splashguards today.
     
  7. Scubagaz

    Scubagaz Guest

    fitted mine today. rear pads and discs cost me £64.00 from TPS, genuine VAG parts.
    fantastic guide.
     
  8. Damoegan

    Damoegan Sir Bob,a geordy legend..

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    There cheaper from David@SERE Motors on here ;)
     
  9. verbal_kint

    verbal_kint Active Member

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    Great guide, on previous cars I'd just used clamps or tyre irons to force the pistons back but took your advice and invested in a rewind tool.
    The pistons were quite reluctant to go back and had to stick a socket on the end of the tool with a wheel brace to get enough leverage!
    There was no way it was possible to hold the caliper while turning so had to brace it back in against the holder.
    One thing I found was that with every turn the rewind tool had to be turned in as well to ensure it braced against the plate, slowly but surely it did the trick and the job was done.
    I'll also add that just when you think you have enough tools, the job proves you wrong; despite having trays full of spanners did I have a 15mm? course not. So out with the angle grinder and a few minutes later one of numerous 14mm became a 15mm :)
     
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  10. tomlegg

    tomlegg Active Member

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    Did anyone ever get the part numbers for the back pads and discs? I am going to do my mk2 tdi so wouldn't mind comparing Oem with euro car parts etc!!
     
  11. lodz123

    lodz123 Active Member

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    Great instructions

    Great thread and instructions. Same for Leon mk1. Machine Mart do a similar tool for £12. Piston was too far out to use plate, so pushed against a narrow screwdriver shaft to start off the piston. Job done & thanks for the tips;)
     
  12. STU3Y

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    Sounds like a stupid question but can anyone provide a picture of where to place axle stands on the rear of mk 2 leon as im not quite sure and dont want to damage anything
     
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  13. STU3Y

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    [​IMG]

    I used this in the end, jacked it up via normal jacking point then placed axle stand with cardboard on top under this.
     
  14. Malice19

    Malice19 .:Cupra 4 The Win:.

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    TPS = NOT available to retail customers, how did you get the parts?
    Cheers
     
  15. tomlegg

    tomlegg Active Member

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    I have bought some stuff recently from tps for my tea without problems and I am not a trade customer.

    Not sure if tps have changed their sales policy!!

    Tom
     
  16. tomlegg

    tomlegg Active Member

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    Not for tea for altea, damn autocorrect!!!
     
  17. Malice19

    Malice19 .:Cupra 4 The Win:.

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    Tried their website and get the following when trying to register...?
    Might pop over as just round the corner from my work.

    "The Trade Parts Specialist network is dedicated to supplying Genuine Parts and Quantum all makes to independent motor repairers and bodyshops. Please note that it is a service that is NOT available to retail customers. If you are a retail customer that requires Volkswagen Group parts, please contact your local Authorised Repairer.

    Please register your interest to be a TPS trade customer by completing the questions below."
     
  18. JoeF

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    Seems like a great guide and I'm doing this tomorrow but one question I have is regarding the bleed nipple. Does everyone need to do this? I'm confident in doing everything else but not sure on this part.

    Any advice

    Thanks
     
  19. RUM4MO

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    I tend to go against convention and don't touch the bleed screw when replacing pads or discs and pads, though some time you will need to use it to change the brake fluid (very two years).
     
  20. JoeF

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    Ok thanks mate. Think I'll do the same and leave it alone. Confident in changing the discs and pads so will just do that. Purchased a wind back tool and some copper grease with the new pads/disc's. Just need to collect tomorrow from euro car parts and good to go.

    Might be an odd question...... But I don't take hand break off or anything do I?
     
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