can you give me any advice on changing the discs n pads on S6 Celica?

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Old 27 Apr 2010, 04:05 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default can you give me any advice on changing the discs n pads on S6 Celica?

its just failed the MOT on brakes,discs and pads needed all round, and the garage requires one of my arms and legs for them to do it. However, as i am capable of completing the work myself i will be,but does anyone know of any pitfalls too look out for,and/or any hints tips? Many thanks in advance
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Old 27 Apr 2010, 04:15 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Replacing pads/disks isnt tough at all. I assume you know the basics of how to do it, but if you dont, go to your local auto parts shop and purchase a Hayes manual for your car (about $15) and it will tell you how step by step.































The only thing to be VERY careful of is the handling of the caliper itself. NEVER let it hang down by the brake line, and be VERY careful not to have a screwdriver slip and hit it. In both cases, you could rupture the line, and you'll be paying alot more than an arm and a leg for the repair.
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Old 27 Apr 2010, 04:30 pm   #3 (permalink)
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mekownknown above is right, its not a hard job.















But if youve never done it before get a workshop manual for your model of car so you know exactly what your doing,















And as he says support the caliper ! it may look like its fine hanging from the break line, but when it splits through the hairline crack you made by not supporting it bye bye breaks and a half a ton of vehicle is suddenly going to hit something very hard.
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Old 27 Apr 2010, 04:50 pm   #4 (permalink)
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I did my own on a celica, it's not hard to do...............
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