REAR PADS

Discussion in 'Clio 200 Area' started by kipperfeet, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. kipperfeet

    kipperfeet

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  2. NickD

    NickD Gold Member

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    If I recall they just press back in.
     
  3. turkie172

    turkie172 Paid Member

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    No they wind back in the rear calipers have two problems corrosion and the boot bonding to the piston and making it difficult to wind back in most people think the caliper has seized but very simple to free up.
    The boot:
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    If you get something under it blunt so not to rip the boot and go right round it to free the bond a dab of brake fluid under the neck and the boot stops the boot twisting and the piston easier to wind in you will see that using the hand break cable leaver turns the tread inside which adjusts the piston back out mechanically which is a good way to see how free the piston moves.

    Corrosion:
    The corrosion follows the body of the caliper past the boot then into the inner hole the piston comes out of and touching the outside of the piston giving the semi seizure this can be fast if the boot rips and that comes down to not freeing the boot before wind back of the piston. Now the pictures are not of the Renault TRW rear brake but similar enough to see what it is about inside and how it works.
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  4. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    North East England
    Car:
    LY FF Clio 200 with Cup Pack
    As above they screw in, right hand thread.
     
  5. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

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    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    As above they turn clockwise so right handed.
     
  6. kipperfeet

    kipperfeet

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    cheers chaps. much appreciated.
     
  7. Doogle

    Doogle Winner - POTM March 2018 Paid Member

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    BMW e46 330cd
    Worth getting a set of Megane mk3 caliper springs. I believe the calipers are basically the same and the springs fit well giving them a bit of tension to return.
     
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