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Rear Brakes on S3 - bearing?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Bam, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. Bam
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    Hi all,

    Tried doing a search but couldn't find what I'm looking for...

    Rear brakes need changing over, I was wondering if the wheel bearings are housed in the disc like they were in previous VAG cars I've owned? Anything out of sorts I need to know about or a simple change over?

    Thanks in advance :)
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    I did my pads last month, you need a tool to wind the piston back in.
    Although I didn't replace the discs, I could see it would be very easy with one pozi head screw.
    My car is a 2001 S3.
    Dave
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    Bearings and discs are separate fella.
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    From my 8L memory the rear discs are so cheap, it's not worth just doing the pads alone.
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    This, the rear discs come off the same as the fronts!
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    Thanks all!

    Yeh no chance I'm doing just the pads - just wanted to make sure I didn't need to order/pre load the bearings into the discs!

    Thanks again :)
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    Wish I'd looked at the price, they only £20 on carparts4less.
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