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Replace rear Disks and Pads.

1. Jack and secure on axle stands then remove wheel.

2. Using a 13mm socket and 15mm spanner undo the 2 bolts securing the caliper to the carrier.







3. Carefully move caliper clear of the hub. It may be stiff but will go with a little persuasion.



4. Next using a 14mm spanner or socket undo the 2 bolts securing the carrier. After removing old pads.



5. With a philips screwdriver remove the 2 screws securing the disk. If they are stiff give a good spray of wd40. In extreme cases may need drilling.



6. Disk should now simply come off with a small tap from being with a hammer.



7. Now you have it apart. It's a case of reassembly in the opposite order.



8. Note the pad with the squeal indicator should be fitted to the inside position.



9. I didn't use a wind back tool. I simply used some long nose pliers to turn the piston while pushing in to reset caliper.



10. Once reassembled stand back and admire your work.





Be sure to start engine and pump brake pedal till firm before driving off and torque wheel nuts to specified manufacturer settings..

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Plain and simple, nice guide .

Could maybe add the torque specifications for the various bolts as some people may like to know them.
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I kind of did them to tight... should go by the book really.

Will do a guide to fitting eibach springs in the new year.

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Well done, nice write up that.
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I kind of did them to tight... should go by the book really.

Will do a guide to fitting eibach springs in the new year.

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Look forward to the eibach guide - I assume you'll do it for both front and rear?
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I will mate yeah. Just got to remember to take plenty pics. Will have a mate there too as I'm doing his lightened flywheel and clutch on his supercharged m3 engined Z4.

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Great guide. Two questions!

Firstly, I changed the front pads on my last civic without too much bother, though I am by no means a mechanic neither do I have a great deal of experience with motors from a mechanical perspective, so, would you say this fairly straight forward to carry out?

Secondly, the how to guide I followed last time suggested you remove the cap from the top of the brake reservoir, due to pressure changes when you push back the piston, is that not necessary?
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It is a good idea yeah but I had some fairly new pads on for mot purpose. I was changing disks and Pads for a half decent set so there was minimal movement on the caliper.

This is almost exactly the same as the fronts just that the caliper needs winding back.


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It is a good idea yeah but I had some fairly new pads on for mot purpose. I was changing disks and Pads for a half decent set so there was minimal movement on the caliper.

This is almost exactly the same as the fronts just that the caliper needs winding back.


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Ah, makes sense, I'll check over the pads when I collect the car on Monday.

Will a G-Clamp do for winding back the rears?

I'm keen to give this a bash myself.
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Ah, makes sense, I'll check over the pads when I collect the car on Monday.

Will a G-Clamp do for winding back the rears?

I'm keen to give this a bash myself.
The pistons don't jist push back into the calipers, they rotate.

Ideally you need a piston wind back tool, which makes the job sooo much easier. The tool is cheap too, get a left and right hand kit and you can use it on other cars. Search for a few recent links.

Some folks have managed to use pliers or screwdrivers to retract the pistons. But you may get a sticky, awkward one or slip and injure yourself.
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The pistons don't jist push back into the calipers, they rotate.

Ideally you need a piston wind back tool, which makes the job sooo much easier. The tool is cheap too, get a left and right hand kit and you can use it on other cars. Search for a few recent links.

Some folks have managed to use pliers or screwdrivers to retract the pistons. But you may get a sticky, awkward one or slip and injure yourself.
Ah okay, but that's only needed for the rears, correct?

If I have all the necessary tools, then pads and discs are fairly straightforward to change?

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Ah okay, but that's only needed for the rears, correct
Yeah, but the tool can also help retract the front pistons.

Reference http://www.civinfo.com/wiki/index.ph...hanging_brakes

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If I have all the necessary tools, then pads and discs are fairly straightforward to change?
Do pay attention to the handbrake, see the link above.

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Yeah, but the tool can also help retract the front pistons.

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Thanks Farqui.

So, would a wind back kit be sufficient for both fronts and rears? (No G-Clamp required).
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So, would a wind back kit be sufficient for both fronts and rears? (No G-Clamp required).
Yup, let me find you a link.
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Here's the one I got but I now see cheaper kots available

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/400985333895
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Awesome, very helpful, thanks Farqui.

For the front pistons, as they don't turn, how do you use the wind back tool to push them back, or is it literally as simple as using the tool to push them back? lol
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Just tease them back.

If they don't seem to want to rotate, them try the good old g-clamp.

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Just use it the same way you would for the rears and will act like a g clamp. Failing that just use a g clamp for the fronts or a pair of grips.

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Actually some of the tool inserts may lack the pins and work just like a g-clamp.

It's been a while since I used the gizmo and I've slept since then!
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