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DIY rear brakepad replacement help

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by lepablo, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. lepablo
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    Hi, looking to replace my rear pads and discs this weekend myself. Feel pretty confident and i've got a mate helping. One thing tho, my haynes manual says I'll need to replace the 'guide pin bolts'. So what I want to know is: do i need to do this, would they be supplied with the pads, or where could i get them from?

    All help info and tips appreciated re this job.

    Thanks

    If it makes a difference it's on a 2001 TDI 130.
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    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

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    dont forget your caliper piston rewind tool...
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    most pads will come with new bolts. worst case you can reuse the old ones if you apply thread lock
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    as stated above make sure you have a pressure rewind tool, impossible with out one, infact was nearly impossible with one on my car.
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