My '96 TS GTV is in need of some new pads on the front, i can't afford to take it to a garage right now, but i don't mind getting my hands dirty. Is this an easy job to do? I haven't been able to find any procedure information or diagrams. Can anyone help? Thanks Ken
Not atchually taken my wheels off, but looking at the calipers it will be quite easy.
1: Pump the brake with ignition switched OFF until brake pedal goes rock hard. This releases the pressure fron the ABS.
2: Once you have taken off the wheel undo the brake resivour cap.
3: carefully pull of the clip at the front with a pair of pliers, and then squeese the piston at the back with a pair of waterpump grips until piston sits fully back(Grip against the old pad and the back of the caliper)
4: Undo the top bolt on the slider slightly( should be a 13mm spanner)and then undo the bottom one and remove compleatly.
5: You should now be able to push the caliper up swiveling on that first bolt that you undid slightly.
6: Pull of the back pad and slide out the front one. Then with waterpump plires make sure piston is pushed back fully.
7: Insert new pads close the caliper do up both bolts insert that front clip and then PUMP UP THE BRAKE(don,t forget to do this.
8: after pumping the brake check to make sure there is no fluid leak around the flexie hose.
9: Replace wheel and do the same other side.
That is the norm and i don't think the calipers are any different to what i have described, but as i have said not actually taken the wheels off.
Oh and 10: do the resivor cap back up and check level when finished!!
Hope that all helps