Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Winchester (J9-M3)
Rear brakes - complete overhaul needed
So my partner's rear brakes are shot.
I bought the car knowing they needed doing so have got some grooved & dimpled discs front and rear + Mintex pads.
I know the fronts should be the proverbial portion of urine but what's the score with the handbrake mechanism and the spring steel shims.
The shims appear to make the pads a really tight fit in the holder, in the past on my various Fiats I've taken them out all together.
For the handbrake, I have the wind back tool, do I just wind the piston back as far as it will go and the system will reset accordingly or is there a magic trick?
Any tips welcomed.
Thanks in advance.
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